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Lewis Dot of Methanol (methyl Alcohol)



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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-  It is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colorless, flammable, liquid with a distinctive odor that is very similar to but slightly sweeter than ethanol (drinking alcohol). At room temperature it is a polar liquid and is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel, and as a denaturant for ethanol.

Because of its toxic properties, methanol is frequently used as a denaturant additive for ethanol manufactured for industrial uses — this addition of methanol exempts industrial ethanol from liquor excise taxation. Methanol is often called wood alcohol because it was once produced chiefly as a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood.



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