# Draw the structure of ethanoic acid molecule

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Hint: Think about what the prefix ‘ethan-’ and the suffix ‘-oic acid’ may indicate. Think about the rules that are related to the nomenclature of those particular functional groups.

- We should have an idea about the general formula of the carboxyl group, that is $R-COOH$. $R-$ refers to the alkyl group. The alkyl group will have 1 carbon and the carboxyl group will have 1 carbon which will make up the 2 carbons that are present in the molecule.