# What is the Lewis structure of the carbon monoxide molecule?

Nov 19, 2016

Formally, there are $1 \times \sigma$ bond, and $2 \times \pi$ bonds.
We gots $4 + 6$ valence electrons, and thus 5 electron pairs to distribute...
The typical representation of carbon monoxide is ""^(-):C-=O^+, i.e. formal charge separation with a $C \equiv O$ triple bond.