Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Problems: Problem 2-20 e

Answer

The compound is a carboxylic acid. The Lewis structure is shown in the picture below.
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Work Step by Step

The compound is a carboxylic acid because the compound has a -COOH group in the formula. It is similar to the general formula R-COOH. The functional group -COOH is called carboxylic acid.
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