11th Class Chemistry Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • question_answer 1) Write the Lewis dot structure of CO molecule.


    Carbon has four valence electrons and oxygen has six valence electrons. Total valence electrons available are = 4 + 6 = 10 Carbon and oxygen atoms combine by sharing six electrons between them. Two covalent bonds and a coordinate bond are formed, i.e., two electrons are contributed by carbon and four electrons by oxygen atom. In this way both the atoms achieve octet in their valence shell.  

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