NCERT Solutions for Class 10th Science: Chapter 4 Carbon and its Compounds
Q1: What would be the electron dot structure Of carbon dioxide which has the formula CO2?
A molecule of CO2 consists of one atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen. The electronic configuration of carbon is 2,4 while that of oxygen is 2, 6. Each of the two atoms of oxygen share two electrons with carbon atom to complete the octet of both the elements, thereby forming a double covalent bond.