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    Drawing Structures and Hydrogen Bonds of Water

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    1. a. Draw the structure of dihydroxyacetone (show all bonds).

    b. Draw the structure again (showing all bonds), and this time indicate the H bonding of dihydroxyacetone to water. Remember which atoms form H bonds -- you've seen this "rule" several times. Also, each (uncharged) oxygen atom participates in 2 H bonds -- one for each of its unshared pair of electrons.

    c. Based on the H bonding you showed above, do you expect dihydroxyacetone to be quite water soluble or not -- in either case, explain your answer.

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    a and b) See attachment

    c) Due to the multiple hydrogen bonds that this compound ...

    Solution Summary

    In this solution the structure of dihydroxyacetone is considered, and the hydrogen bonds that can form with water are indicated. Then this information is used to decide generally how water-soluble dihydroxyacetone will be.