Recall that the formula for the ** formal charge** is:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{C}}{\mathbf{.}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{Group}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{Number}}{\mathbf{-}}\mathbf{(}\mathbf{Bonds}\mathbf{+}\mathbf{Nonbonding}\mathbf{}{\mathbf{e}}^{\mathbf{-}}\mathbf{)}}$

Write a Lewis structure that obeys the octet rule for HClO_{2} (H is bonded to O) and assign formal charges to each atom.

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