Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 2 - Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases - Problem: 8

Answer

Oxygen 1 = 0 Oxygen 2 = 0 Oxygen 3 = -1 Oxygen 4 = -1

Work Step by Step

Examine the model in chapter two. Notice that we proceed to replace when constructing a Lewis dot diagram. Simply count the valence electrons to determine the number of them in each oxygen molecule.
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