Formal Charge vs Oxidation Numbers


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BriannaParrington-1B
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Formal Charge vs Oxidation Numbers

Postby BriannaParrington-1B » Tue May 22, 2018 4:52 pm

what is the difference between formal charge and oxidation numbers? Do they relate to each other in any way?

Jessica Urzua-1H
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Re: Formal Charge vs Oxidation Numbers

Postby Jessica Urzua-1H » Tue May 22, 2018 6:49 pm

I found this video online that makes a comparison between the two, which I found very helpful. I hope this helps!!

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/org ... ion-states

Lenaschelzig1C
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Re: Formal Charge vs Oxidation Numbers

Postby Lenaschelzig1C » Sun May 27, 2018 9:10 pm

Formal charge helps to describe the number of bonds and electrons that are associated with each atom. Oxidation numbers refer to the total number of gained or lost electrons.


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