Charged Molecule


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Jose Lupian 1C
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Charged Molecule

Postby Jose Lupian 1C » Sun May 20, 2018 10:28 pm

What different procedure do we take when trying to figure out the formal charge of a charged molecule compared to one with no charge?

JulietOttenberg-1C
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Re: Charged Molecule

Postby JulietOttenberg-1C » Sun May 20, 2018 10:30 pm

When the molecule has a charge, all the formal charges of the atoms in the molecule added together will add up to the charge of the molecule

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Re: Charged Molecule

Postby Komal Prakash 1H » Sun May 27, 2018 9:00 pm

Thus, the procedure for finding the formal charges of each atom will be the same; however, when those calculated formal charges are added up, they will add up to the charge of the molecule rather than zero or some other low number.


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