What is the Lewis structure of the carbon monoxide molecule?

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Nov 19, 2016

Answer:

Formally, there are #1xxsigma# bond, and #2xxpi# bonds.

Explanation:

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-=O# triple bond.

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