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Postby 905174774 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:23 am

When doing hybridization is it best to show the charges or each molecule/atom?

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Re: Charges

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:39 pm

If formal charge on an atom is not 0, please include the charge on the atom

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Re: Charges

Postby Alan Cornejo 1a » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:44 pm

If the molecule or atom has a negative or positive charge it is best to portray so, if it is neutral there is really no need.

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Re: Charges

Postby Brandon Tao 1K » Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:45 pm

If the formal charge on an atom is not zero then it is good to label it. You would then add up the formal charges in the molecule and label that outside brackets to depict the overal charge of the molecule.

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Re: Charges

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:33 am

You can specify if the molecule is positive or negative.

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Re: Charges

Postby Ian Morris 3C » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:12 pm

yes show the charge, if not it is assumed neutral

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Re: Charges

Postby 605291562 » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:12 pm

I think you should always include the formal charge if it is not equal to 0. That is at least what sapling wants so I would assume it would be the same for an exam

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Re: Charges

Postby America Ramirez 3H » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:55 pm

It's better to include the formal charge of an atom/molecule especially if the formal charge isn't zero.

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Re: Charges

Postby IshanModiDis2L » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:34 am

If the formal charge is not zero, it is in your favor to include the charge regardless if it is positive or negative.

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Re: Charges

Postby Marco Vivar 3G » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:51 pm

Yes you should

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