## Formal Charge

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

Katherine Brenner 3H
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### Formal Charge

When you calculate a formal charge and get 1- will that be a formal charge of +1 or -1 because it is an electcron?

Emily_4B
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### Re: Formal Charge

It would be -1

philipraj_1F
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### Re: Formal Charge

It does not matter that it is a electron, it will be 1-

kpang_4H
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### Re: Formal Charge

Formal charge is valence minus number of lines and dots, and you can get a negative or a postiive answer when you do that