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Problem: Which of these has the fewest lone pairs in its most important Lewis dot structure?a. H2O2b. carbonate ionc. nitrite iond. nitrate ione. boron trichloride

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Draw the Lewis structure of each compound mentioned and determine which among the structures has the fewest amount of lone pair


To do so, we first need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.


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Which of these has the fewest lone pairs in its most important Lewis dot structure?

a. H2O2

b. carbonate ion

c. nitrite ion

d. nitrate ion

e. boron trichloride

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