Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Review - Problems: Problem 1-6 l


The Carbon is bonded to two hydrogen atoms and double bonded to the Oxygen atom which is bonded to a single hydrogen and carries the formal positive charge

Work Step by Step

The Carbon is double bonded to the oxygen. Since Oxygen is more electronegative than both Carbon and Hydrogen, it carries the positive charge in this Lewis structure.
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