Problem: Place the following in order of  decreasing bond length around the central element. SiO3 2–        CO2        CO 3 2– A) CO2 > SiO3 2– > CO3 2– B) CO2 > CO3 2– > SiO3 2– C) CO3 2– > CO2 > SiO3 2– D) CO3 2– > SiO3 2– > CO2 E) SiO3 2– > CO3 2– > CO2

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Place the following in order of  decreasing bond length around the central element.

SiO3 2–        CO2        CO 3 2–

A) CO2 > SiO3 2– > CO3 2–

B) CO2 > CO3 2– > SiO3 2–

C) CO3 2– > CO2 > SiO3 2–

D) CO3 2– > SiO3 2– > CO2

E) SiO3 2– > CO3 2– > CO2

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