Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - 8-2 Covalent Bonding and Lewis Structures - Review & Check for Section 8-2 - Page 296: 4



Work Step by Step

In this case, both carbons are making 5 bonds, requiring, for the 9 bonds and 2 lone pairs, 22 electrons whilst $C_2H_6O$ provides 20 valence electrons (4 per carbon, 1 per hydrogen and 6 per oxygen).
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