Formal Charge


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Katherine Brenner 3H
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Formal Charge

Postby Katherine Brenner 3H » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:14 pm

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

Postby Emily_4B » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:19 pm

It would be -1

philipraj_1F
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Re: Formal Charge

Postby philipraj_1F » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:22 pm

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

kpang_4H
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Re: Formal Charge

Postby kpang_4H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:54 pm

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


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