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All the C—O bonds in carbonate ion (CO2-3 ) are equal in length. Explain

Answer :

Carbonate ion is present in the form of a resonating structure. These structures are equivalenting to nature. Resonance all 3 C-O bonds get a double character in one of the resonating structures.

Thus, all the bonds are equivalent and have equal length.




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