Problem: A compound has the formula C8H8 and does not contain any double or triple bonds. All the carbon atoms are chemically identical and all the hydrogen atoms are chemically identical. Draw a Lewis structure for this molecule.

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We are asked to draw a Lewis structure for a compound that has the formula C8H8 and does not contain any double or triple bonds. All the carbon atoms are chemically identical and all the hydrogen atoms are chemically identical. 


Cubane (C8H8) is a synthetic hydrocarbon that consists of eight carbon atoms arranged at the corners of a cube, with one hydrogen atom attached to each carbon atom.

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A compound has the formula C8H8 and does not contain any double or triple bonds. All the carbon atoms are chemically identical and all the hydrogen atoms are chemically identical. Draw a Lewis structure for this molecule.

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