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Formal Energy / Formal Charge

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:02 am
by DomMaiorca_1I
Are formal energy and formal charge the same thing?

Re: Formal Energy / Formal Charge

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:30 am
by Mariah Guerrero 1J
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.

Re: Formal Energy / Formal Charge  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:02 am
by Ziana Bhanji 1E
From what I understand, I also think they are the same thing, which is the charge assigned to an atom or molecule.