Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:51 pm
Should we be taking the formal charge every time we do a Lewis Structure? Or is that only when specifically asked in the question?
Re: Structures [ENDORSED]
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:11 pm
It is a useful check to determine if structure is correct.
During my review session students asked about alternative structures and I used formal charge.
When I ask in an exam question to give FC or show it is the lowest energy structure then FC definitely needed.