Doesn't it have only have one bonding electron?

Then how can it bond with 2 oxygens?

The Lewis structure doesn't make much sense to me.

  • $\begingroup$ Not all molecules have reasonable Lewis structures (nor must they), consider $\ce{NO}$. In this case, some of the lone pairs participate in the bonding, if memory serves. $\endgroup$
    – TAR86
    Nov 8 '17 at 7:43
  • $\begingroup$ In this case most notably, you are dealing with a free radical. $\endgroup$
    – Jan
    Nov 8 '17 at 7:51
  • $\begingroup$ Related: chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/37381/… $\endgroup$ Nov 8 '17 at 9:14

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