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.

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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.


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