## Charges

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

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### Charges

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

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### Re: Charges

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

Alan Cornejo 1a
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### Re: Charges

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.

Brandon Tao 1K
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### Re: Charges

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.

Jennifer Yang 3F
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### Re: Charges

You can specify if the molecule is positive or negative.

Ian Morris 3C
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### Re: Charges

yes show the charge, if not it is assumed neutral

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### Re: Charges

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

America Ramirez 3H
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### Re: Charges

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

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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Yes you should