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1. Homework Statement

ClO

A. How many total valance electrons does this ion have?

B. Which atom is the central atom?

C. How many bonding electrons are there between the central atom and each of the other atoms?

D. How many nonbonding electrons are there on the central atom?

2. Homework Equations

3. The Attempt at a Solution

i think ClO

The electron configuration would then be 1s2 2s2 3p6 4s2 3d10 4p6 5s2 4d2 ?

A. 2 valence e- from the 5s2? (im confused about whether it includes the 4 or 5 shells)

B.Cl is the central atom?

C. ?

D. ?

ClO

_{2}^{+}ion:A. How many total valance electrons does this ion have?

B. Which atom is the central atom?

C. How many bonding electrons are there between the central atom and each of the other atoms?

D. How many nonbonding electrons are there on the central atom?

2. Homework Equations

3. The Attempt at a Solution

i think ClO

_{2}^{+}has 32 electrons total? (cl-17e, 2O-16e and subtract 1 electron for the positive charge?)The electron configuration would then be 1s2 2s2 3p6 4s2 3d10 4p6 5s2 4d2 ?

A. 2 valence e- from the 5s2? (im confused about whether it includes the 4 or 5 shells)

B.Cl is the central atom?

C. ?

D. ?

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