We’re being asked to determine the geometry around each of the central atoms in CH3COOH.
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for CH3COOH.
For this, we need to do the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the three central atoms 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 geometry around each central atom of the molecule.
What is the geometry around each of the three central atoms in the CH3COOH molecule?
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