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How to Draw the Lewis Structure for ClO2 (Chlorine dioxide)

A step-by-step explanation of how to draw the ClO2 Lewis Dot Structure (Chlorine dioxide)

The ClO2 Lewis structure has 19 valence electrons meaning that there will be an odd number of valence electrons in the structure. For the Lewis structure for ClO2 you should take formal charges into account to find the best Lewis structure for the molecule.

Note that Chlorine is the least electronegative and goes at the center of the ClO2 Lewis structure.

In the Lewis structure of ClO2 structure there are a total of 19 valence electrons. ClO2 is also called Chlorine dioxide.

Note that ClO2 can have an Expanded Octet and have more than eight valence electrons. Because of this there may be several possible Lewis Structures. To arrive at the most favorable Lewis Structure we need to consider formal charges. See how to calculate formal charges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOFAPlq4y_k

----- Steps to Write Lewis Structure for compounds like ClO2 ------
1. Find the total valence electrons for the ClO2 molecule.
2. Put the least electronegative atom in the center. Note: Hydrogen (H) always goes outside.
3. Put two electrons between atoms to form a chemical bond.
4. Complete octets on outside atoms.
5. If central atom does not have an octet, move electrons from outer atoms to form double or triple bonds.

----- Lewis Resources -----
• Lewis Structures Made Simple:

• More practice:

• Counting Valence Electrons:

• Calculating Formal Charge:

• Exceptions to the Octet Rule:


Lewis Structures, also called Electron Dot Structures, are important to learn because they help us understand how atoms and electrons are arranged in a molecule, such as Chlorine dioxide. This can help us determine the molecular geometry, how the molecule might react with other molecules, and some of the physical properties of the molecule (like boiling point and surface tension).

Chemistry help at https://www.Breslyn.org

ClO2- Lewis Structure - How to Draw the Lewis Structure for ClO2- (Chlorite Ion)

A step-by-step explanation of how to draw the ClO2 - Lewis Dot Structure (Chlorite ion).

For the ClO2 - structure use the periodic table to find the total number of valence electrons for the ClO2 - molecule. Once we know how many valence electrons there are in ClO2 - we can distribute them around the central atom with the goal of filling the outer shells of each atom.

In the Lewis structure of ClO2 - structure there are a total of 20 valence electrons. ClO2 - is also called Chlorite ion.

In the Lewis structure for ClO2- we put Chlorine (Cl) at the center of the structure since it is the least electronegative. There are total of 20 valence electrons for the ClO2- Lewis structure. Remember that the negative sign counts as one valence electron.

To show that the ClO2- Lewis structure is an ion with a -1 change we need to put brackets around the structure and put a negative side on the outside of the brackets.


Note that ClO2 - can have an Expanded Octet and have more than eight valence electrons. Because of this there may be several possible Lewis Structures. To arrive at the most favorable Lewis Structure we need to consider formal charges. See how to calculate formal charges: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOFAPlq4y_k

----- Steps to Write Lewis Structure for compounds like ClO2 - ------
1. Find the total valence electrons for the ClO2 - molecule.
2. Put the least electronegative atom in the center. Note: Hydrogen (H) always goes outside.
3. Put two electrons between atoms to form a chemical bond.
4. Complete octets on outside atoms.
5. If central atom does not have an octet, move electrons from outer atoms to form double or triple bonds.

----- Lewis Resources -----
• Lewis Structures Made Simple:

• More practice:

• Counting Valence Electrons:

• Calculating Formal Charge:

• Exceptions to the Octet Rule:


Lewis Structures are important to learn because they help us understand how atoms and electrons are arranged in a molecule, such as Chlorite ion. This can help us determine the molecular geometry, how the molecule might react with other molecules, and some of the physical properties of the molecule (like boiling point and surface tension).

Chemistry help at https://www.Breslyn.org

How to find the Oxidation Number for Cl in ClO2 (Chlorine dioxide)

To find the correct oxidation state of Cl in ClO2 (Chlorine dioxide), and each element in the molecule, we use a few rules and some simple math.

First, since the ClO2 molecule doesn’t have an overall charge (like NO3- or H3O+) we could say that the total of the oxidation numbers for ClO2 will be zero since it is a neutral molecule.

We write the oxidation number (O.N.) for elements that we know and use these to figure out oxidation number for Cl.

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GENERAL RULES
Free elements have an oxidation state of zero (e.g. Na, Fe, H2, O2, S8).
In an ion the all Oxidation numbers must add up to the charge on the ion.
In a neutral compound all Oxidation Numbers must add up to zero.
Group 1 = +1
Group 2 = +2
Hydrogen with Non-Metals = +1
Hydrogen with Metals (or Boron) = -1
Fluorine = -1
Oxygen = -2 (except in H2O2 or with Fluorine)
Group 17(7A) = -1 except with Oxygen and other halogens lower in the group
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We know that Oxygen usually is -2 with a few exceptions. When Oxygen is in a peroxide, like H2O2 (Hydrogen peroxide), it has a charge of -1. When it is bonded to Fluorine (F) it has an oxidation number of +2.

Here it is bonded to Cl so the oxidation number on Oxygen is -2. Using this information we can figure out the oxidation number for the element Cl in ClO2.

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