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Stable Vs. Formal

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:09 pm
by Shibhon_Shepard
Is there a difference between the stable charge and the formal charge? if they are explain please and thank you.

Re: Stable Vs. Formal

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:11 pm
by Rachel Yoo 1F
I think stable charge refers to the formal charge of the most stable structure for the specific molecule

Re: Stable Vs. Formal

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:52 pm
by Tam To 1B
Formal charge would refer to the charge of each individual atom and the overall number of electrons an atom owns in a molecule. I believe stable charge would just be the most stable form of the entire molecule.

Re: Stable Vs. Formal

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:39 am
by Vanadium Wang 4H
Formal charge is the electric charge of an atom in a molecule assigned on the assumption that the bonding is nonpolar covalent. It is calculated by FC = number of valence electrons in the free atom - (number of lone-pair electrons + 1/2 * number of shared electrons). Stable charge refers to the formal charge of the most stable structure of the given molecule (closest to 0).

Re: Stable Vs. Formal

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:23 pm
by uhedlund
Formal charge is the overall charge of an atom or molecule; the most stable charge for a molecule is generally the formal charge closest to 0.