Answer to Question #93122 in Inorganic Chemistry for Nduduzo

Question #93122
How many numbers of bonding and non-bonding elecron pairs in CO2?
A. 4,2
B. 2,4
C. 2,2
D. 4,4
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Expert's answer
2019-08-26T06:34:04-0400

Carbon atom with electron configuration can be involved in a formation of 4 (four) bonds.

Oxygen atom with electron configuration can be involved in a formation of 2 (two) bonds, moreover every oxygen atom will remain two lone pairs of non-bonding electrons.

Thus, molecule of CO2 has 4 pairs of bonding and 4 pairs of non-bonding electrons.

Right answer is D.


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