What is the Lewis dot structure for carbon monoxide?

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May 22, 2017

See explanation:


Begin finding the chemical formula for carbon monoxide. That is #CO#

Then determine how many valence electrons each element has:
Carbon has #4# valence electrons and Oxygen has #6#. In total, there are #10# valence electrons.

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