Formal Charge when it's not labelled?


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Angeline 3E
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Formal Charge when it's not labelled?

Postby Angeline 3E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:29 pm

Do we do formal charge even when there's no symbol indicated (like the + or - sign on the ion)?

Sidharth D 1E
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Re: Formal Charge when it's not labelled?

Postby Sidharth D 1E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:32 pm

Yes, we should still account for formal charge, because it allows for us to figure out the best structure that would work for that molecule.

Kelvin Chung 1C
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Re: Formal Charge when it's not labelled?

Postby Kelvin Chung 1C » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:37 pm

Formal charge just indicates the charge of each element in a molecule regardless of its charge. The formal charges of each element in the molecule should add up to the charge of the ion, or 0 if the molecule is neutral.


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