Determine the resonance structure that will contribute the most for chlorate ion (ClO3-) and the average bond of each O-Cl
First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of ClO3- and follow the steps:
Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.
Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
(a) Draw the best Lewis structure for the chlorate ion. Include any resonance structures.
(b) What is the average bond order of the chlorine-oxygen bond in the molecule you drew above?