Lewis dot structures

  1. Draw Lewis dot structures for the following, showing all electrons. Also show all formal charges and evaluate the oxidation numbers of each element. Lastly comment on whether the final configuration should be a radical or not (radicals are not stable).
    a. NO (nitric oxide, together with NO2 which we did in class, the other major component of NOx, the group of atmospheric contaminants)
    b. NO3- (nitrate)
    c. HSO3- (bisulfite, applied to wastewater after chlorine disinfection to quench the chlorine prior to discharge to surface waters)
    d. C2H4O: also comment on the oxidation numbers of this compound with respect to its relative we did in class (acetic acid).
    e. O3 (ozone, used to disinfect water)

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