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The formula for formal charge is FC = # of valence electrons in free atom - (# of lone pair electrons + (bonding electrons/2)), or FC = V - (L + S/2) with variables. So if the formal charge is zero, it means that the number of lone pair electrons plus the number of bonding electrons divided by to (or simply the number of bonds) is equal to the number of valence electrons in the free atom.
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