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In the compound acetate(CH3COO-),why is OO written instead of O2.

In the compound acetate(CH3COO-),why is OO written instead of O2.

Grade:6

3 Answers

Avinash
askIITians Faculty 1246 Points
6 years ago
In COO one oxygen is double bond with carbon and the other oxygen is single bond with the same carbon atom forming a carboxylic group and it is represented as COO. There is no bonding between O and O, so it is not writtens as O2
Prajwal Kavad
603 Points
6 years ago
bcoz both the oxygen atoms are not same , one atom is doubly bonded whereas the other is not
V. Harshit -
83 Points
6 years ago
one O atom forms a double bond and the other O forms a single bond with carbon

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