Problem: Determine the molecular geometry around the carbon and the sulfur atoms in CH3SH, using VSEPR theory.

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  • Valence electron of C is 4, H is 1 and S is 6. Total valence electron is 15 ( 1(4) + 6 + 4 = 14)
  • If we base the structure on the molecular formula, where all Hs are attached to the respective C and S while C and S is bonded to each other, this will appear as:
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Determine the molecular geometry around the carbon and the sulfur atoms in CH3SH, using VSEPR theory.

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