Problem: Draw a Lewis structure for CO32- in which the central C atom obeys the octet rule, and answer the following questions based on your drawing. The number of unshared pairs (lone pairs) on the central C atom is: _____The central C atom forms _____ single bonds. The central C atom forms _____ double bonds.

FREE Expert Solution
FREE Expert Solution
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Draw a Lewis structure for CO32- in which the central C atom obeys the octet rule, and answer the following questions based on your drawing. 

The number of unshared pairs (lone pairs) on the central C atom is: _____

The central C atom forms _____ single bonds. 

The central C atom forms _____ double bonds.


Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Lewis Dot Structure concept. You can view video lessons to learn Lewis Dot Structure. Or if you need more Lewis Dot Structure practice, you can also practice Lewis Dot Structure practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty ofDraw a Lewis structure for CO32- in which the central C atom...as medium difficulty.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Chemistry tutor, Dasha took 2 minutes and 30 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Adams' class at Central Piedmont Community College.