## hw problem 3.51 6th edition

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

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### hw problem 3.51 6th edition

What is meant by formal charge? How do you identify formal charge over just charge?

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### Re: hw problem 3.51 6th edition

The formal charge is what you use to find the lowest energy in terms of resonant structures. The formal charge closest to 0 is often lowest energy. The best example can be seen in pg. 83.

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### Re: hw problem 3.51 6th edition

Formal Charge = [# of valence electrons on atom] – [non-bonded electrons + number of bonds]