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Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 99P

PROBLEM 99P

Write the Lewis structure for acetic acid (a component of vinegar) CH3COOH, and draw the three-dimensional sketch of the molecule. Its skeletal structure is:

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Solution 99P

Step 1:

Here, we have to write the Lewis structure for acetic acid (a component of vinegar) CH3COOH, and draw the three-dimensional sketch of the molecule.

THe given skeletal structure is:

Acetic acid is the second simplest carboxylic acid after formic acid and consists of two small functional groups, an acetyl group and a hydroxyl group.

The lewis structure of acetic acid is :

 

Step 2:

Acetic acid is a polar molecule. i.e, it has a positive end and a negative end. This is because the oxygen atoms have unshared electron pairs. Since the hydrogen atoms don’t have any unshared electrons their end becomes more positive. Giving one end of the molecule a positive charge and the other end a negative charge, making the molecule polar.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
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Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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