Formal Charge

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Brandon Tao 1K
Posts: 100
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:15 am

Formal Charge

Postby Brandon Tao 1K » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:56 pm

If there is a formal charge, is there such thing as an informal charge?

saigorijavolu2k
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:15 am

Re: Formal Charge

Postby saigorijavolu2k » Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:57 pm

no

RasikaObla_4I
Posts: 100
Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:15 am

Re: Formal Charge

Postby RasikaObla_4I » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:03 pm

No, I don't believe so because a formal charge is a charge assigned to an atom assuming that electrons are equally shared within a chemical bond.

Sanjana Borle 2K
Posts: 111
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:15 am

Re: Formal Charge

Postby Sanjana Borle 2K » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:30 pm

No, I believe not. Informal charges do not exist.

Lauren Sanchez 3D
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:17 am

Re: Formal Charge

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:51 pm

No, I do not think so

Aadil Rehan 1D
Posts: 52
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:16 am
Been upvoted: 1 time

Re: Formal Charge

Postby Aadil Rehan 1D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:56 pm

Nope, "formal" is just a formality, if you will, to refer to the charge of the atom within the molecule.


Return to “Resonance Structures”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest