Problem: In the formate ion, HCO2- , the carbon atom is the central atom with the other three atoms attached to it.Draw a Lewis structure for the formate ion.

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In the formate ion, HCO2- , the carbon atom is the central atom with the other three atoms attached to it.

Draw a Lewis structure for the formate ion.

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