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Lewis Dot of the Acetate Ion



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Since all the atoms are in either period 1 or 2, this molecule will adhere to the octet rule.

The exception, of course, being the hydrogen's. They follow the duet rule (2 electrons).

From- abbreviate acetate as OAc and AcO. Thus HOAc is the abbreviation for acetic acid, NaOAc for sodium acetate, and EtOAc for ethyl acetate.



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