Formal Charge

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Parsia Vazirnia 2L
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Formal Charge

Postby Parsia Vazirnia 2L » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:55 pm

I noticed that in the course reader the definition for Formal charge is that it "indicates gain or loss of electrons while forming covalent bond". So can you find the formal charge for an ionic bond?

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Re: Formal Charge

Postby Chris_Rudewicz_3H » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:47 pm

Ionic bonds are usually not written with dashes to show bonds like how covalent bonds are represented. The ions should have their own respective charges in the corner in the case of ionic bonds.

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