Problem: Ethyl acetate, C4H8O2, is a fragrant substance used both as a solvent and as an aroma enhancer. Its Lewis structure is .What is the total number of valence electrons in ethyl acetate?

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Using the given chemical formula, the toal number of valence electrons are:

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Ethyl acetate, C4H8O2, is a fragrant substance used both as a solvent and as an aroma enhancer. Its Lewis structure is C is single bonded above, left, and below to H, and right to C.  That C is double bonded above to O (which has two pairs of dots) and single bonded right to O.  That O has two pairs of dots and is single bonded right to C, which is single bonded above and below to H and right to CH3. .

What is the total number of valence electrons in ethyl acetate?

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