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How do I draw a Lewis structure for sucrose?

I cannot figure out the electron dot structure for table sugar?
James Atkinson

Vocabulary
Lewis structure*
sucrose
Start with the skeleton structure of sucrose. You can't figure out the skeleton structure with just the molecular formula in hand, as you've discovered. At each angle in the stick model, there is a carbon atom. Each carbon atom is connected to exactly 4 other things in this structure (there are no multiple bonds). The oxygens each must have two lone pairs to have an octet, because each has two single bonds.

Once you have the skeleton structure of sucrose, you can follow this simple step-by-step procedure for drawing its Lewis structure.

Author: Fred Senese senese@antoine.frostburg.edu



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