what is formal charge ?

what is formal charge


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Nishant Vora IIT Patna
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9 years ago
Dear student,

In chemistry, a formal charge (FC) is the charge assigned to an atom in a molecule, assuming that electrons in a chemical bond are shared equally between atoms, regardless of relative electronegativity. The formal charge of any atom in a molecule can be calculated by the following equation:

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