ethylene oxide (CAS No. 75-21-8) Fact Sheet *
formula for this?
says an advance chemical analyst
Ethylene is a reactive hydrocarbon because it has a double bond. Formula C2H4
I.e. between the two carbons.
It is sausage shaped.
This can join to another substance including two more hydrogen atoms
i.e. get C2H6
If it joins to oxygen, then the oxygen joins or attaches to both carbon atoms to form a triangular molecule.
Cant show single arm from O atom to each C atom but you can imagine a triangle.
This molecule is very reactive now as this bonding is very strained.
Used as a building block for many other compounds.