We are being asked to identify the resonance forms of CO2 and CO molecules.
In this problem, we shall follow these steps:
Step 1: Determine the central atom in the molecule
Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Step 3: Draw the Lewis Structure of the molecule.
Step 4: Determine the formal charges and resonance forms.
Write the Lewis structures for the following, and include resonance structures where appropriate. Indicate which has the strongest carbon-oxygen bond.