write the structural and molecular formulae of benzoic acid?
- 10 years agoBest Answer
Structural formula is C6H5COOH
Molecular formula is C7H6O2
- 3 years ago
There are two possibilities With only 2 C atoms,an ether linkage must be C-O-C, but each C would have to have 3 H atoms each, so one possibility is that your formula is wrong. The other possibility is an oxirane which is a triangular shaped molecule: you would have 2 C atoms with 2H atoms each bonded together like H2C-CH2 with an O atom above that part with a single bond to each carbon. A triangular molecule. These compounds typically do not behave like ether, so I hesitate to call it one, but it will fit the formula you describe. If the formula is incorrect - you might be looking at CH3-O-CH3 which is dimethyl ether one, but