Problem: Draw the structural formula for lithium 2-methylpropanoate, showing the charges on the cation and the anion.  

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Parent chain will be considered as propan- (3Cs) with a carboxylate modifier.

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Draw the structural formula for lithium 2-methylpropanoate, showing the charges on the cation and the anion.  

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