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. In the anion HCOO- the two carbon-oxygen bonds are found to be of eq al length. What is the reason for it?

. In the anion HCOO- the two carbon-oxygen bonds are found to be of eq al length. What is the reason for it?

Grade:12

2 Answers

Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
6 years ago
Hello Student
InHCOO-iontwo carbon-oxygen bonds are found to be of equal length because this ion is stabilized by resonance and in resonance both C-O bonds have partial double bond character.
Sayali Raut
13 Points
2 years ago
Hello,
The two carbon-oxygen bond are found to be equal because the anion HCOO- has two resonating structures

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