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In class today, Doctor Lavelle talked about how there are different methods in drawing the Lewis Dot Structures for different molecules like sulfate. How do we know, again, which structure is more stable? Is it when the central atom has a formal charge of 0?
Yes, you use FC = V - (L + S/2). Not all structures will have a formal charge equal to 0 but you want to find the structure that is closest to that value. Also, remember you have to find the formal charge for each atom
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