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Homework Help: Isopropyl Alcohol Electron Dot Diagram

  1. Apr 27, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Draw out the electron dot diagram for isopropyl alcohol.

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    = 4 valence electrons, multiplied by 3 carbons gives us 12 valence electrons for carbon.
    Hydrogen = 1 valence electrons, multiplied by 8 hyrdogens = 8 valence electrons for hydrogen.
    Oxygen = 6 valence electrons.

    12+8+6= 26 total valence electrons.

    I know that C will be the center atom, but I am not sure otherwise on how to set up the shape of the diagram, with the hydroxide thrown in there.
    The OH will be single bonded together and to the center carbon, but from there?
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  3. Apr 28, 2007 #2
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