Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular StructureWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
Sections
Chemical Bonds
Lattice Energy
Lattice Energy Application
Born Haber Cycle
Dipole Moment
Lewis Dot Structure
Octet Rule
Formal Charge
Resonance Structures
Additional Practice
Bond Energy

Solution: Draw out the Lewis structures for H 2CO3, HCO3-, and CO32-. Then determine the maximum number of equivalent resonance structures for each species. Note that carbon is the central atom in all three cas

Problem

Draw out the Lewis structures for H 2CO3, HCO3-, and CO32-. Then determine the maximum number of equivalent resonance structures for each species. Note that carbon is the central atom in all three cases. If the molecule contains hydrogen atoms they are attached to oxygen atoms. Only count the best structures. For example, a structure with really bad formal charges should not be counted.

The molecule H2CO3 has______ equivalent Lewis structures.
The molecule HCO3- has______ equivalent Lewis structures.
The molecule CO32- has______ equivalent Lewis structures