Problem: How many nonbonding electron pairs are there in the Lewis structure of the peroxide ion, O22-?

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Before we draw the Lewis structure, we first have to calculate the number of valence electrons.

The number of valence electrons of an element per atom is based on its group number.
We also have to take note that this has a negative charge so we add that since electrons are negative. 

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How many nonbonding electron pairs are there in the Lewis structure of the peroxide ion, O22-?

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