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What exactly is formal charge? Like what does it really signify?? The actual charge on an atom???

What exactly is formal charge? Like what does it really signify?? The actual charge on an atom???

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
6 years ago
Formal charge has simple formulae:
F =  V – N  – B/2
where V is the valence electrons of atom
N is the number of non – bonding electrons and B is the total no. of bonds shared with other atoms.

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