## Charged Molecule

$FC=V-(L+\frac{S}{2})$

Jose Lupian 1C
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### Charged Molecule

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

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

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.