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Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by lilietta2000, May 13, 2007.
in CO ,why is the partial negative charge on carbon instead of O???
to satisfy the octed rule, there should be a triple bond between C and O. since O has 6 valence electrons and C has 4, then C will have a partial - and O will have a partial positive.
Draw the structure with unpaired electrons, you'll see.
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with a triple bond between C and O. Both the C and the O have a lone electron pair, so how does the C end up with a partial negative charge?
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