Problem: The compound chloral hydrate, known in detective stories as knockout drops, is composed of 14.52% C, 1.83% H, 64.30% Cl, and 19.35% O by mass and has a molar mass of 165.4 g/mol.Draw the Lewis structure of the molecule, assuming that the Cl atoms bond to a single C atom and that there is a C-C bond and two C-O bonds in the compound.

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The compound chloral hydrate, known in detective stories as knockout drops, is composed of 14.52% C, 1.83% H, 64.30% Cl, and 19.35% O by mass and has a molar mass of 165.4 g/mol.

Draw the Lewis structure of the molecule, assuming that the Cl atoms bond to a single C atom and that there is a C-C bond and two C-O bonds in the compound.

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