We are being asked to determine the Lewis structure, Electron-pair geometry, and lone pair around the central atom of PO2(OH)2.
We will do the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the central atom
Step 2: Calculate the total valence electron
Step 3: Draw Lewis structure
Step 4: Determine the electron-pair geometry
Step 5: Determine the molecular geometry
The Lewis diagram for PO2(OH)2-:
The electron-pair geometry around the P atom in PO2(OH)2- is ____
There are lone pair(s) around the central atom, so the geometry of PO2(OH)2- is ____
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