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Problem: Write a Lewis structure that obeys the octet rule for HClO2 (H is bonded to O) and assign formal charges to each atom.      

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Recall that the formula for the formal charge is:

F.C.=Group Number-(Bonds+Nonbonding e-)


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Write a Lewis structure that obeys the octet rule for HClO2 (H is bonded to O) and assign formal charges to each atom.      

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