Problem: Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of the underlined carbon in CH3CN.A) eg = linear, mg = bent B) eg = bent, mg = tetrahedral C) eg = linear, mg = linear D) eg = tetrahedral, mg = bent E) eg = trigonal planar, mg = tetrahedral

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We’re being asked to determine the electron and molecular geometry of the underlined C for CH3CN

The possible electron pair and molecular geometries are:



To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for CH3CN

For this, 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 electron pair geometry of the molecule.

Step 5: Determine the molecular geometry of the molecule.


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Determine the electron geometry (eg) and molecular geometry (mg) of the underlined carbon in CH3CN.

A) eg = linear, mg = bent 

B) eg = bent, mg = tetrahedral 

C) eg = linear, mg = linear 

D) eg = tetrahedral, mg = bent 

E) eg = trigonal planar, mg = tetrahedral

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