## Formal Charge and Coulombic Attraction

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

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### Formal Charge and Coulombic Attraction

Is it necessary to calculate the formal charge of two molecules to determine their coulombic attraction to one another? Furthermore how do you calculate the coulombic attraction of an ion to a solid?

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### Re: Formal Charge and Coulombic Attraction

One does not use formal charge to determine coulombic attractions.