Shouldn't it be +3 since 3 of its electrons are being pulled away by the electronegative oxygen? Also, shouldn't the dipole moment point from the carbon to the oxygen since most of the electron density in this molecule is surrounding the more electronegative oxygen?


marked as duplicate by bon, Loong, Klaus-Dieter Warzecha, Todd Minehardt, ron organic-chemistry Mar 2 '16 at 13:49

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