How do you check the formal charges


  • Réponse publiée par: cleik

    5 (five)


    In PO^{3-} _{4}PO43− , the number of valence electrons of phosphorus is five while that of each of the oxygen atom is six. The oxygen atoms form three single bonds and a single double bond with the phosphorus. Therefore, the number of covelent bonds around the compound in order to ensure that the dot structure can expand the octet to reduce the formal charge is 5 (five)

  • Réponse publiée par: reyquicoy4321
    According on the Lewis structure of the thiocyanate ion, SCN–, in which carbon has a double bond with both the sulfur and nitrogen atoms, the formal charges on the sulfur, carbon, and nitrogen atoms are, respectively, 0, 0 and -1.
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