Problem: Predict the approximate molecular geometry of a formaldehyde molecule:

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We’re being asked to determine the molecular geometry of the given Lewis structure. 


The possible molecular shapes are:



The Lewis structure is:



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Predict the approximate molecular geometry of a formaldehyde molecule:

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