Problem: Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), the most widely used medicine in the world, has the Lewis structure shown. How many C atoms have a trigonal planar shape around them? A tetrahedral shape?

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The structure of aspirin is:

For C1 to C3 and C6: The part of aspirin depicted in these carbon atoms is:

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Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin), the most widely used medicine in the world, has the Lewis structure shown. How many C atoms have a trigonal planar shape around them? A tetrahedral shape?

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