Formal Charges

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Andrew Sun 1I
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Formal Charges

Postby Andrew Sun 1I » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:54 am

Do the formal charges of each individual element of an ion always add up to the overall charge of the ion?

Emma Randolph 1J
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Re: Formal Charges

Postby Emma Randolph 1J » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:35 pm

yes I believe so

Aleeque Marselian 1A
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Re: Formal Charges

Postby Aleeque Marselian 1A » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:17 pm

The sum of the formal charges of individual elements in an ion should add up to the overall charge of the ion. Hope this helps!

EllaBerry
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Re: Formal Charges

Postby EllaBerry » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:33 pm

Yes, when adding the individual charges of elements together they should equal the overall formal charge. This is a good way to check and make sure the work you have done in calculating the individual charges was correct.


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