Ch3och3 Lewis Structure
What is the molecular geometry of CH3OCH3? ۔
I know that electron geometry is tetrahedral for first and second CS, but what is molecular geometry for first and second CS?
How many electrons are not attached to the first and second carbon bonds?
If I pull it, the two Cs will have four single bonds and the middle O will have two single bonds (connected to the Cs) and two stray pairs. Molecular geometry does not treat isolated pairs as bonds as in electron domain geometry (very poorly structured, but this is the basic thing). However, since Cs do not have isolated pairs, the electronic domain and molecular geometry will be the same. Result ...
Both Cs are tetrahedral for the domains of electronic and molecular geometry. The electron domain is tetrahedron for geometry and double for molecular geometry.
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HCOCH (Oxygen atoms have two solitary pairs of electrons)