Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises - Page 76: 2.53c


Structural formula: CH$_{3}$OH Molecular formula: CH$_{4}$O

Work Step by Step

The space-filling model shows a carbon atom with 3 bonded hydrogen attached to an oxygen atom with 1 bonded hydrogen. This allows you to determine the structural formula, and the molecular formula can be determined by finding the total amount of each element. In this case there is 1 carbon atom, 4 hydrogen atoms (3 bonded to carbon and 1 bonded to oxygen), and 1 oxygen atom.
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