hw problem 3.51 6th edition


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Vanessa Reyes_1K
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hw problem 3.51 6th edition

Postby Vanessa Reyes_1K » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:08 pm

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

Mahir_Hasan2C
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Re: hw problem 3.51 6th edition

Postby Mahir_Hasan2C » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:18 pm

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

Postby 804994652 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:41 pm

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


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