) Give the Lewis structure for CO2. And include any possible resonance structures. Predict the
hybridization at the carbon.
(b) Identify and sketch the atomic orbitals involved in the π system for CO2 and the number of electrons
involved in π bonding.
(c) Sketch a picture of the π bonding molecular orbitals in your diagram.
(d) Suggest how this may explain why C=O is stronger in CO2 (802 kJmol-1
) than in other molecules such as
acetone (744 kJmol-1
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