Problem: Draw the Lewis structure for formic acid (HCOOH).

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  • In this molecule, C appears to be the less electronegative than O so C will be our central atom

  • For the valence electrons, C has 4, while O has 6 and H has 2. Total valence electrons will appear as (4 + 2(6) + 2(1) = 18 electrons

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Draw the Lewis structure for formic acid (HCOOH).

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