Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.7 - Lewis Structures of Molecular Compounds and Polyatomic Ions - For Practice: 9.4

Answer

The Lewis structure of $CO$ is shown in the attached image.
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Work Step by Step

Carbon has 4 valence electrons, and oxygen has 6 valence electrons. Carbon forms a triple bond with oxygen to complete its octet. There is a lone pair of electrons on both carbon and oxygen. The Lewis structure is shown in the attached image.
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