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Problem: How many bonding electrons are in the Lewis structure of carbon monoxide, CO?a. 2b. 4c. 6d. 3e. none of the above

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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


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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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