`A drug task force involving local, state, and federal officers raided a suspected illegal dealing facility. They ran a preliminary field test on a product they found that appeared to be crushed pills or powder, and it tested postitive as being cocaine. This was done using a test solution that turns blue if cocaine is present. However, the report indicates the result was actually a bluish-purple color, and the defense lawyer later used this to accuse the lab techs of using contaminatedor wrong chemicals, and that they instead possibly used the test for morphine, which turns purple for a positive result. The difference here is that the defendant had prescriptions for morphine, which would prevent him from going to prison.The field test for morphine contains formaldehyde (CH2O, where C is the central atom). The testfor cocaine contains chloroform (CCl3H, where C is the central atom). An independent lab tested the solutions used in the field test, and determined that there were nomolecules present whose ELECTRON geometry were trigonal planar. So, does the defense have a case based on this evidence? What does this evidence prove? (Remember: The question asks about electron geometry, not molecular geometry.)
Feedback: This involves Lewis Strucures from Chapter 10Comment: Great work!