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What is the Structural Formula of Methanol and Ethanol?

Methanol (CH3OH) is commonly represented
by the structural formula

Methanol Structural Formula

 

and ethanol (C2H5OH)
is commonly represented by the structural formula

Ethanol Structural Formula

where the single lines between the
atoms represent single covalent bonds.

Note that each carbon atom has four bonds (valency 4),
each oxygen atom has two bonds (valency 2)
and each hydrogen atom has one bond (valency 1).
Valency is the combining power of an atom.

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