Problem: Draw the Lewis structure for the C2H4 (skeletal structure H2CCH2).

FREE Expert Solution
  • Valence electrons of C is 4 while H is 1. Total v.e. is 12 (4(2) + 1(4) = 12)

  • Following the skeletal formula, structure will appear as C being attached to each other with 2 Hs on it.

  • Initial structure will appear as:

85% (453 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Draw the Lewis structure for the C2H4 (skeletal structure H2CCH2).

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Lewis Dot Structure concept. You can view video lessons to learn Lewis Dot Structure. Or if you need more Lewis Dot Structure practice, you can also practice Lewis Dot Structure practice problems.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Mariappan's class at University of South Dakota.