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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 10:56pm.

Select the true statements regarding the resonance structures of formate.

HCO2

Check all that apply:

Each oxygen atom has a double bond 50% of the time.

The actual structure of formate is an average of the two resonance forms.

Each carbon-oyxgen bond is somewhere between a single and double bond.

The actual structure of formate switches back and forth between the two resonance forms.

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