Problem: The formate ion, HCO2-, is formed when formic acid dissolves in water. A number of possible resonance structures for this ion are shown. Which of these structures are valid and which are invalid? Drag each item to the appropriate bin.

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The formate ion, HCO2-, is formed when formic acid dissolves in water. A number of possible resonance structures for this ion are shown. Which of these structures are valid and which are invalid? Drag each item to the appropriate bin.

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