Hco3 Lewis Structure

Hco3 Lewis Structure

Does the carbonate ion HCO3 1 have many valence electrons in its Lewis structure?

Kalan,

CM&G is almost right, but wrong about the negative charge - we can add another electron instead of subtracting it:

H = 1

C = 4

3xO = 3x6 = 18

Negative charge = 1

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1 + 4 + 18 + 1 = 24 electrons

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Lewis structure of carbonate

Kalyan B, Valence Number of electrons:

H = 1

C = 4

O = 6, then 3, then 18

1 is missing in the universal ion, so 18 + 4 = 22

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Does the carbonate ion HCO3 1 have many valence electrons in its Lewis structure?

Hco3 Lewis Structure

Hco3 Lewis Structure

Yes, there are 24, because 1 means one extra electron!

Hco3 Lewis Structure