## C2H5OH Lewis Dot Structure

C2H5OH is known as ethanol. We will try to show you how to draw C2H5OH Lewis Structure in this article. There are 4 steps we need to check before drawing lewis structure of C2H5OH:

- First of all, we need to calculate the valence electrons of ethanol. C2H5OH molecule has 20 valence electrons.

- Then we need to find total electron pairs of C2H5OH molecule.
- Center atom should be determined to draw Lewis Structure of ethanol.
- And lastly, we need to find lone pairs and charges of C2H5OH molecule.

Let’s start to find out C2H5OH Lewis Structure, shall we?

### How to Draw C2H5OH Lewis Structure

Let’s find valence electrons of C2H5OH first.

**1 – Valence electrons of C2H5OH**

C2H5OH molecule has 2 C atoms, 6 H atoms and 1 O atom. Carbon has 4 valence electrons, hydrogen has 1 valence electron and oxygen has 6 valence electrons. Let’s multiply these with atoms, 4*2 + 1*6 + 6*1 = 20 valence electrons. **C2H5OH molecule has 20 valence electrons.**

**2 – Total electron pairs of C2H5OH**

Divide total valence electrons by two to find the total electron pairs of C2H5OH. 20/2 = **10 electron pairs**.

**3 – Center atom of C2H5OH**

The center atom of C2H5OH is Carbon.

**4 – Lone pairs and charges of C2H5OH**

The charge of C2H5OH is zero. Formal charge of C2H5OH is zero. Here is **C2H5OH Lewis Structure** according to these informations:

## CH3CH2OH Lewis Structure

C2H5OH is also shown as CH3CH2OH. Both of them are correct and they symbolize Ethanol. **CH3CH2OH Lewis Structure** can be found by calculating valence electrons, total pair of electrons, lone pairs, charges and center atom. There are 4 steps we need to go off first before we draw CH3CH2OH Lewis Structure.

Let’s find CH3CH2OH Lewis Structure now:

What we need first is to find **valence electrons of CH3CH2OH** to draw **CH3CH2OH Lewis Dot Structure**.

CH3CH2OH has 2 carbon atoms, 6 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom. Oxygen has 6 valence electrons while hydrogen has 1 valence electron only. Carbon atom has 4 valence electrons.

4*2 + 6*1 + 1*6 = 20 valence electrons in CH3CH2OH

**Total electron pairs of CH3CH2OH:**

If we divide total valence electrons of CH3CH2OH by 2, the result would be total electron pairs in CH3CH2OH. So, if we divide 20 by 2, it would be 10. There are 10 electron pairs in CH3CH2OH.

**Center atom:**

Center atom of CH3CH2OH is carbon atom.

**Lone pairs and charges:**

Formal charge of CH3CH2OH is zero. Now we can draw CH3CH2 Lewis Structure:

### CH3CH2OH Lewis Dot Structure

CH3CH2OH Lewis Dot Structure is a complex structure. It’s not easy to draw if you are not familiar with the topic. You should be checking H2O Lewis Structure or CO Lewis Structure first to get familiar with Lewis Structures before you try to draw **CH2CH2OH Lewis Dot Structure**.

## Ethanol Lewis Structure

CH3CH2OH or C2H5OH is used to symbolize Ethanol. Now let’s start to find what is Ethanol Lewis Structure. What is Ethanol Lewis Structure? We need to find valence electrons of ethanol first.

**Calculating valence electrons of ethanol**

Ethanol has 2 Carbon atoms, 6 hydrogen atoms and 1 Oxygen atom.

Carbon has 4 valence electrons * 2 atoms = **8 valence electrons from Carbon atoms**

Hydrogen has 1 valence electron * 6 atoms = **6 valence electrons from Hydrogen atoms**

Oxygen has 6 valence electrons * 1 atom = **6 valence electrons from Oxygen atom**

**In total 8 + 6 + 6 = 20 valence electrons**

**There are 20 valence electrons in ethanol.** Or we can say that CH3CH2OH has 20 valence electrons.

**Calculating total electron pairs in ethanol**

To find the total electron pairs in ethanol, all we need to do is to divide valence electrons by 2. Which means that there are 10 electron pairs in ethanol. Because dividing 20 by 2 is equal to 10.

20/2 = 10 electron pairs in ethanol.

CH3CH2OH or C2H5OH has 10 electron pairs in total.

**Determining center atom of ethanol**

Carbon is the center atom of ethanol lewis structure.

- Calculating lone pairs and charges of ethanol

Let’s draw ethanol lewis structure to see lone pairs and charges.

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