Problem: a. Draw the Lewis structure for methanol, CH 3OHb. Apply VSEPR theory to determine the electron geometry around the carbon and the oxygen atoms.c. Name the types of hybridizations on both carbon and oxygen atoms.d. Sketch the molecule showing overlapping hybrid orbitals and label all bond types using the sigma, and pi notation (if any).e. How many sigma bonds are present in this molecule? How many pi bonds are present in this molecule?

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a. Draw the Lewis structure for methanol, CH 3OH
b. Apply VSEPR theory to determine the electron geometry around the carbon and the oxygen atoms.
c. Name the types of hybridizations on both carbon and oxygen atoms.
d. Sketch the molecule showing overlapping hybrid orbitals and label all bond types using the sigma, and pi notation (if any).
e. How many sigma bonds are present in this molecule? How many pi bonds are present in this molecule?

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