Problem: The Lewis structure for the chlorate ion is shown below. A. Calculate the formal charge on the chlorine (Cl) atom.B. Calculate the formal charge of each of the oxygen (O) atoms labeled a, b and c in the following Lewis structure.

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The Lewis structure for the chlorate ion is shown below. 

A. Calculate the formal charge on the chlorine (Cl) atom.

B. Calculate the formal charge of each of the oxygen (O) atoms labeled a, b and c in the following Lewis structure.


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