Draw and explain the Lewis structure for {eq}CH_3CN {/eq}.


Draw and explain the Lewis structure for {eq}CH_3CN {/eq}.


Acetonitrile is an organic compound commonly known as cyanomethane. It is found in the liquid state at room temperature and used as a solvent in many organic syntheses.

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The Lewis structure of the molecules is drawn in two steps.

Step 1: Count the total number of valence electrons in the molecule.

Total valence...

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Chapter 5 / Lesson 8

Learn to depict molecules and compounds using the Lewis structure. Explore the relationship between the octet rule, valence electron, and the electron dot diagram.

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