What does an ester look like?

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as a dot and cross diagram? i.e.  H-O-H is H2O

Posted Thu 26th May, 2011 @ 12:12 by Oliver

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  • it will look like anormal dot and cross diagram the oxygen has six electrons on the outer shell and needs 2 mor eto become stable and ait can get thisn from the 2 hydrogen aton which would be on either side of the oxygen atom so in total it will have 8 electron in its outer shell
Answered Thu 26th May, 2011 @ 15:25 by Sbegum
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Sorry, I meant the molecular structure, not a dot and cross diagram.

Answered Thu 26th May, 2011 @ 15:31 by Oliver
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by the way h20 is not and ester here is and example of methylpropanoate  clicl this link:

http://www.flavornet.org/gif/547-63-7.gif

Answered Thu 26th May, 2011 @ 15:38 by Sbegum
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oh the molecular structure is:

http://img.guidechem.com/casimg/10034-96-5.gif 

the top picture

Answered Thu 26th May, 2011 @ 15:40 by Sbegum