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YAHOO Answers: can anyone draw the lewis structure for monochloroacetic acid
               or sites that has that pic?
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The Lewis Structure for Monocloroacetic Acid:
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CHEMICAL NAME: Monochloroacetic Acid
MOLECULAR FORM: ClCH2CO2H              
RESONANCES: 1                                              e - e
VALENCES:                              H                        e
Carbon   4                                               |   O   |
Chlorine 7                             e                 e       e
Hydrogen 1                                             /  e - 
Oxygen   6                 e - e       e -         - e  /
ELECTRON                 e                           e
TOTAL:  30               |  Cl   |   |   C   |   |   C   |
                         e       e---e       e---e       e
                           e - e        - e        -   \
                                                          e - 
                                           e             e       e---e   H   
                                                         |   O   |
                                           H             e       
                                                           e - e
                                           
Note: Hydrogen atoms are duet not octet.
  = --- = / = \ = Covalent bond symbols.
 e = One electron.
  = Place holder for absent electron (possible location of an electron).
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By Jim Shook 6/6/2007