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Homework Help: Attempting to draw 3-ethylbutanoic acid

  1. Jul 1, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am attempting to draw 3-ethylbutanoic acid as well I am trying to determine the geometry of (FeCl4)- and (Ni(CN)4)-2.

    Also, can dichlorobisethylenediaminecobalt(III) chloride be expressed as (Coen2Cl2)Cl?
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think 3-ethylbutanoic acid can look like see attached

    Just for clarification a double bond is coming off of the C=O and a single bond off the C-CH2CH3

    I believe the geometry of (FeCl4)- is Tetrahedral and the last one is square planar

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    Last edited: Jul 1, 2014
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 10, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?
  4. Jul 25, 2014 #3
    Check your compound. If you follow IUPAC naming rules, 3-ethylbutanoic acid does not exist.
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