We are being asked to determine the number of bonding electrons in the Lewis structure of carbon monoxide, CO.

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

*Step 1:* Determine the central atom in the molecule.

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

*Step 3:* Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

*Step 4:* Determine the number of bonding electrons

How many bonding electrons are in the Lewis structure of carbon monoxide, CO?

a. 2

b. 4

c. 6

d. 3

e. none of the above

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