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Solution: Predict whether each of the following compounds is molecular...

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Predict whether each of the following compounds is molecular or ionic: (b) CH3OH

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Alright guys, so here we have to state whether or not the compound is molecular or ionic. Remember, your molecular compound is when you have non metals covalently bonded together, your ionic compound is when you have a cation and an anion meaning a positively charged ion with a negatively charged ion. Sometimes this could be a metal or a non metal, so here we have CH3OH, so lets break it down.

Which atoms are we dealing with, here we're dealing with the carbon atom, the hydrogen atom and the oxygen atom. Taking a look at the periodic table we see that all three are going to be non metals, so what do we have when we have non metals together, we're going to have a molecular compound. Alright guys, lets move on.