Problem: How can I draw the Lewis structure for ClO 2-?

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We are being asked to draw the Lewis structure of ClO2-.

In drawing the Lewis structure:

STEP 1: Determine the total number of valence electrons

STEP 2: Determine the central atom based on the least electronegative atom

STEP 3: Represent bonding pairs using a line.

STEP 4: Distribute the electrons on the terminal atoms. Excess electrons are placed on the central atom.


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How can I draw the Lewis structure for ClO 2-?

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