What are the Lewis structures of ozone, and hydrogen peroxide? How are they used in equations?

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Apr 19, 2017

Answer:

I don't know what equation you are trying to write...........

Explanation:

But ozone is a (bent) neutral, elemental molecule. We could advance a Lewis structure of #O=stackrel(+)O-O^-#, with individual oxidation numbers from the left of #0, +I, -I#. Of course the average oxidation number is #0#.

For hydrogen peroxide, #H-O-O-H#, we have an oxygen oxidation number of #-I#. Ozone and hydrogen peroxide (and of course dioxygen) are all potent oxidants; ozone would be very fierce.