We’re being asked to determine the bond order of the Te–O bond in TeO 32–. We can see that TeO 32– has three resonance structures shown below:
What is the Te–O bond order in the “best” Lewis structure of the tellurite ion (TeO 32–)?
A. 1 B. 1.75 C. 1.33 D. 1.5 E. 1 and 2