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Lewis Dot of the Formate Ion (methanoate)



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Since all the atoms are in either period 1 or 2, this molecule will adhere to the octet rule.

The exception, of course, being the hydrogen's. They follow the duet rule (2 electrons).

From- - is the ion CHOO or HCOO (formic acid minus one hydrogen ion). It is the simplest carboxylate anion.



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