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Solution: Write a more stable contributing structure for each of the f...

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Write a more stable contributing structure for each of the following. Use curved arrows to show how to transform the original Lewis formula to the new one. Be sure to specify formal charges, if any.

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So now here we've got a CH2, CH double bond, CH and then O Negative, right? So what we can do we continue we've got this double bond, we just had experience with this, we can go ahead and take one of these lone pairs kick it on to this bond and then kick electrons on to that bond, right? And now what we get is something looks very similar since we know our atoms don't actually move, we've got H2C, double bond, CH. Now, we've got single bond, CH. Now, our double bond to our O with two lone pairs and now we are in full bonding preference and we have no charges. Alright, let's move on.