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Solution: We have just arrived at a bonding description for the formaldehyde molecule. Which of the following statements about the molecule is or are true?Two of the electrons in the molecule are used to make the C-O bond in the molecule.Six of the electrons in the molecule are used to make the H3COH bonds in the molecule.The  m C!-!O bond length in formaldehyde should be shorter than that in methanol,  m H_3COH.

Problem

We have just arrived at a bonding description for the formaldehyde molecule. Which of the following statements about the molecule is or are true?

  1. Two of the electrons in the molecule are used to make the C-O bond in the molecule.
  2. Six of the electrons in the molecule are used to make the H3COH bonds in the molecule.
  3. The bond length in formaldehyde should be shorter than that in methanol, .