These structures predict for the carbon oxygen bond

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these structures predict for the carbon– oxygen bond lengths of the formate ion, and ( c), for the electrical charge on the oxygen atoms.) (1.8) O C O H O C O H (a) (b) The actual structure is the sum of the two above resonance structures. Therefore, the C-O bond lengths should be half way between a single and a double bond. (c) The negative charge is distributed equally between the two oxygens. Therefore, the charge is -0.5 on each oxygen. (1.9) (a) O C H H O C H H (b) O C H C H H O C H C H H (c) H N H C H H H N H C H H (d) H C H C N K. Shimizu H C H C N should have -1 formal charge
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