Formal Energy / Formal Charge  [ENDORSED]

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Formal Energy / Formal Charge

Postby DomMaiorca_1I » Mon May 14, 2018 12:02 am

Are formal energy and formal charge the same thing?

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Re: Formal Energy / Formal Charge

Postby Mariah Guerrero 1J » Mon May 14, 2018 12:30 am

From my understanding, yes these terms are interchangeable. A charge determines the energy of an atom. Formal charge indicates a gain or loss of electrons while forming covalent bonds; thus, the charge determines energy gain or loss.

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Re: Formal Energy / Formal Charge  [ENDORSED]

Postby Ziana Bhanji 1E » Mon May 14, 2018 2:02 am

From what I understand, I also think they are the same thing, which is the charge assigned to an atom or molecule.


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