Problem: What is the geometry around each of the three central atoms in the  CH3COOH molecule?

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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.


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What is the geometry around each of the three central atoms in the  CH3COOH molecule?

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