Problem: Nitromethane is an organic compound with the molecular formula CH 3NO2. Draw a complete Lewis structure that shows all bonds, unshared electron pairs, and minimized formal charges, where appropriate.

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  • For this molecule, C is the least electronegative so this will be our central atom

  • Valence electrons of C is 4, H is 1, N is 5 and O is 6. Total valence electron is 24 (4 + 1(3) + 5 + 6(2) = 24) 

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Nitromethane is an organic compound with the molecular formula CH 3NO2. Draw a complete Lewis structure that shows all bonds, unshared electron pairs, and minimized formal charges, where appropriate.

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