Problem: The lactic acid molecule, CH3CH (OH) COOH, gives sour milk its unpleasant, sour taste.Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule, assuming that carbon always forms four bonds in its stable compounds.

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Total valence e-: 36 e-


C prefers 4 bond

O prefers 2 bond

H prefers 1 bond


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The lactic acid molecule, CH3CH (OH) COOH, gives sour milk its unpleasant, sour taste.

Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule, assuming that carbon always forms four bonds in its stable compounds.

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