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Solution: How many hydrogen atoms are bonded to the positively charged carbon?

Problem

How many hydrogen atoms are bonded to the positively charged carbon?

Solution

In bondline structures, Hs and lone pairs are implied. Charges denote the loss or gain of both Hs and lone pairs. For a charged C, this will have 3 bonding preferences and in this example, C is attached to another C and 2 Hs. Therefore there are 2 Hs attached on that terminal C. 

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