Problem: How many lone pairs of electrons are on the indicated oxygen atom?a. fourb. threec. noned. twod. one 

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O has a bonding preference of two with 2 lone pairs on it as well. If it has 1 lone pair on it and has 3 bonds, 

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How many lone pairs of electrons are on the indicated oxygen atom?

a. four

b. three

c. none

d. two

d. one 

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