What Is the Lewis Dot Structure for O3?


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The Lewis dot structure for O3, the chemical formula for ozone, is written with three Os. The Os in a proper Lewis for ozone are surrounded by dots for each valence electron. Lines that represent bonded pairs of electrons connect the Os.

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The Lewis structure for ozone can be drawn more than one way. In one version, the leftmost O is surrounded by two pairs of electrons and is connected to the center oxygen atom by two lines representing a double bond. The center oxygen atom has one pair of dots and a single line connecting it to the O on the right, which contains six additional dots.

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