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 e– = 6 e–
Total: 20 valence e–
The rules for drawing Lewis structures involving H, C, and O are as follows:
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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