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umm.... i put what u had earlier, but it didnt work. doesnt carbon have 4 ve? so only four dots around it?
Yes but all that changes once C is in a compound.
what other drawings did you try?
hmmmm well i don't know what to say. Every element has to have a satisfied octet and the only way to achieve that is to have C-triple bond-O. Is there any other info in the problem? like charges or anything like that?
"Write a Lewis formula for each of the following molecules." thats all they say
hmmmmm have you discussed formal charges at all in class yet?
dang im at a loss then haha try |dw:1316969561889:dw|
thanks soo much, it works... i guess my prof wil go over that tmr... but yeah, thanks for all ur help :D
Haha well thats lame of him/her to have that problem and not have discussed it yet. But theres your intro to formal charges! and no problem!