Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - Study Questions - Page 337b: 31


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a) O, oxygen is more electronegative than hydrogen and has a formal charge of -1 b) H, hydrogen is more electronegative so despite boron's formal charge being -1, the actual charge is distributed among the hydrogens. c) The oxygens, they are more electronegative than carbon and the one making a single bond to it has a -1 formal charge. Since they display ressonance, the charge is distributed between them.
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