# Problem: For the given molecular formulas below, A) Draw the BEST Lewis structure, B) indicate the molecular geometry, C) indicate the formal charges on each atom in the structure, and D) indicate the hybridization (e.g. sp2 etc.) about the central atom.Δ→CH2O

###### FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to determine the following for CH2O

A) Draw the BEST Lewis structure

B) indicate the molecular geometry

C) indicate the formal charges on each atom in the structure, and

D) indicate the hybridization (e.g. sp2 etc.)

To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for CH2O. 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 shape of the molecule.

Step 5: Identify the formal charge.

Step 6: Determine the hybridization of the central element.

###### Problem Details

For the given molecular formulas below, A) Draw the BEST Lewis structure, B) indicate the molecular geometry, C) indicate the formal charges on each atom in the structure, and D) indicate the hybridization (e.g. sp2 etc.) about the central atom.Δ→

CH2O