Total number of valence electrons present:
Group Valence Electrons
C 4A 3 × 4 e– = 12 e–
H 1A 6 × 1 e– = 6 e–
O 6A 2 × 6 e– = 12 e–
Total: 30 valence e–
Sketch the following molecule: CH3CO2CH3 (whose skeletal structure is H3CCOOCH3, with both O atoms attached to the second C).
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