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In $${ CO }_{ 3 }^{ 2- }$$, all the three $$C-O$$ bonds are of identical length.
State whether the above statement is true or false


A
The statement is true
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B
The statement is false
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C
Neither
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In CO22, all the three CO bonds are of identical length
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Solution

The correct option is B The statement is true
There is resonance in C-O bonds and  All the carbon-oxygen bonds are identical, and the two negative charges are spread over the three oxygens. The ion is again delocalised.

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