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Yes, primarily you should start with the octet rule first in order to check the lewis structure that you drew. Only afterwards should you concern yourself with the formal charge in drawing a stable structure because you have already finished the octet rule.
Yes! Octet rule should always be the first thing you do in creating the Lewis Dot Structure. Only after you have done this step then you calculate the formal charges after and can alter the structure if you need to in order to make the structure as stable as possible.
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