Problem: A Lewis structure for the carbonate ion (CO32-) is drawn below, but incomplete. Complete the structure by adding in formal charges and non-bonding electrons. Then draw the other two major resonance structures that fit the octet rule.

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A Lewis structure for the carbonate ion (CO32-) is drawn below, but incomplete. Complete the structure by adding in formal charges and non-bonding electrons. Then draw the other two major resonance structures that fit the octet rule.

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