Problem: What is the geometry of the oxygen in CH 3OCH3?

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We are being asked to determine the geometry of the oxygen (O) atom in the given compound, CH3OCH3.

Shown below are the possible molecular geometry that a compound may possess: 




For this problem, 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/geometry of the molecule.


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What is the geometry of the oxygen in CH 3OCH3?

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