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When ethanol is attacked by positive hydrogen ion, how can the oxygen atom acquire formal positive charge? I tried calculation it as : $\frac{6-4}{2-1}$ which gives answer 3, but the answer should be 1. Can someone explain this?

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I guess you need the answer using Lewis dot structure, so I used the same.

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