## Formal Charge vs Oxidation Numbers

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

BriannaParrington-1B
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### Formal Charge vs Oxidation Numbers

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

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

Lenaschelzig1C
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### Re: Formal Charge vs Oxidation Numbers

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.