Problem: BrO2- iona) Draw a valid alternative Lewis structure for this ion with one Br-O and one Br=O bondb) Determine the formal charge on each atom in the new structurec) Based on the formal charges you determine which is the best structure and what criteria are used with formal charge to determine the best structure?

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BrO2- ion

a) Draw a valid alternative Lewis structure for this ion with one Br-O and one Br=O bond

b) Determine the formal charge on each atom in the new structure

c) Based on the formal charges you determine which is the best structure and what criteria are used with formal charge to determine the best structure?

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