Problem: Sketch the following molecule: CH3OH (skeletal structure H3COH).

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Hydrogen can only form 1 bond so it cannot be the central atom. Carbon (EN = 2.55) is less electronegative than oxygen (EN = 3.44) so carbon is the central atom. We then need to count the total number of valence electrons for each element:

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Sketch the following molecule: CH3OH (skeletal structure H3COH).

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