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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

    C3H7OH

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Carbon
    = 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?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 28, 2007 #2
  4. Apr 28, 2007 #3
    Thank ya.
    But my friend ended up showing me how I was to go about it:

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