in the most acceptable electron-dot (Lewis) structure for carbonyl flouride, COF2 the central atom is?

a) C, which is singly-bonded to O b) O, which is doubly- bonded to C c) C, which is doubly-bonded to O d) O, which is singly bonded to C….I think the answer is c but not sure.

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  • Edit: you were right it is carbon you put in the middle doing so results in all the atoms having zero formal charge. And it must be double bonded.

    Also the resulting molecular shape is trigonal planar

    Source(s): This is similar to my homework! Also wikid er http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbonyl_fluoride
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    there are only 2 electrons in the first shell. The second shell can hold a maximum of 8. If oxygen has 8 electrons; 2 must be in the first shell. that only leaves 6 more for the second shell. thus 6 valence electrons.

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    in the most acceptable electron-dot (Lewis) structure for carbonyl flouride, COF2 the central atom is?

    a) C, which is singly-bonded to O b) O, which is doubly- bonded to C c) C, which is doubly-bonded to O d) O, which is singly bonded to C….I think the answer is c but not sure.

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