Problem: The cyanate ion (OCN–) and the fulminate ion (CNO–) share the same three atoms, but have vastly different properties. The cyanate ion is stable, while the fulminate ion is unstable and forms explosive compounds. The resonance structures of the cyanate ion were explored in Example 9.8 in the textbook. Draw Lewis structures for the fulminate ion-including possible resonance forms.

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The cyanate ion (OCN) and the fulminate ion (CNO) share the same three atoms, but have vastly different properties. The cyanate ion is stable, while the fulminate ion is unstable and forms explosive compounds. The resonance structures of the cyanate ion were explored in Example 9.8 in the textbook. Draw Lewis structures for the fulminate ion-including possible resonance forms.

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