Problem: Which of the following are possible Lewis structures for C 2H6O?a. (1) and (2)b. (1) and (3)c. (2) and (3)d. (1) or (2) or (3) - only one structure is possiblee. (1), (2), and (3) - all three structures are possible

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Draw the possible Lewis structures for C2H6O and analyze if the given structure is valid or not


            Group                        Valence Electrons

C         4A                   2 × 4 e = 8 e

H         1A                   6 × 1 e = 6 e

O         6A                   1 × 6 e6 e

              Total:  20 valence e


The rules for drawing Lewis structures involving H, C, and O are as follows:

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Which of the following are possible Lewis structures for C 2H6O?

a. (1) and (2)

b. (1) and (3)

c. (2) and (3)

d. (1) or (2) or (3) - only one structure is possible

e. (1), (2), and (3) - all three structures are possible

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