Problem: Draw the electron-dot structure for CHClO. Note: Carbon is the central atom and all three atoms (H, Cl, O) are attached to the carbon.Draw the molecule by placing the atoms on the grid and connecting them with bonds. Include all lone pairs of electrons.

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Total valence electrons: 18 e-

Lewis structure

  • C prefers 4 bonds
  • O prefers 2 bonds
  • Cl prefer 1 bond
  • H prefer 1 bond


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Draw the electron-dot structure for CHClO. Note: Carbon is the central atom and all three atoms (H, Cl, O) are attached to the carbon.

Draw the molecule by placing the atoms on the grid and connecting them with bonds. Include all lone pairs of electrons.

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