Question

# The number of P-O bonds and lone pairs present in ${P_4}{O_6}$ molecule is/are:[if answer is 11 and 22, represent as 1122]

Hint: Bonds are usually formed by share or transfer of valence electrons. Valence electrons are the electrons in the outer energy level of an atom that may be involved in chemical interactions.

${P_4}{O_6}$ is a compound which is formed because of the bonding of Phosphorus and Oxygen atoms. The molecular structure of ${P_4}{O_6}$ can be drawn as follows:
From the Lewis structure of ${P_4}{O_6}$ presented above, we can see that there is a lone pair on every phosphorus atom and two lone pairs on every oxygen atom. Hence the total number of lone pairs can be calculated to be 16 lone pairs.