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Problem: Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of the underlined atom CH3OCH3.Answer options:eg=trigonal bipyramidal, mg=tetrahedraleg=linear, eg=lineareg=tetrahedral, mg=tetrahedraleg=tetrahedral, mg=benteg=octahedral, mg=square planar

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We’re being asked to determine the shape of CH3OCH3

The possible molecular shapes are:


To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for CH3OCH3

For this, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Determine the shape of the molecule.

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Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of the underlined atom CH3OCH3.

Answer options:

eg=trigonal bipyramidal, mg=tetrahedral
eg=linear, eg=linear
eg=tetrahedral, mg=tetrahedral
eg=tetrahedral, mg=bent
eg=octahedral, mg=square planar

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