## Formal Charge when it's not labelled?

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

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

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?

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?

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.