Problem: Draw covalent Lewis structures of the following elements (or families of elements).oxygen, O2

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We have to write the Lewis structure for the O2 molecule.


Lewis structure is a representation of a molecule that shows the numbers and locations of bond pairs and lone pairs in that molecule.


A Lewis structure can be drawn by these steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in the molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

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Draw covalent Lewis structures of the following elements (or families of elements).

oxygen, O2

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