|Chlorate Lewis Structure
||[Nov. 27th, 2010|04:02 pm]
What's the correct Lewis Structure for chlorate? My question is:|
19. The Lewis structure for a chlorate ion, ClO3-, should show ____ single
bond(s), ____ double bond(s), and ____ lone pair(s).
My answer was 2 single bonds, 1 double bond, and 9 lone pairs but the correct answer is
3 single bonds, 0 double bonds, and 10 lone pairs.
In the Lewis Structure I drew, Cl has a formal charge of 1 and the double bonded O has a formal charge of 0. The other two O's have a formal charge of -1, which all adds up to -1 (the charge of ClO3). Can someone help me figure out where I went wrong?