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3.4: Solutions to Selected Problems

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    a) \(\textrm{formal charge} = \# e^{-} \textrm{ in periodic table} - \# e^{-} \textrm{nonbonding} - \frac{\# e^{-} \textrm{in bonds}}{2}\)

    \(\textrm{formal charge} = 4-1- \frac{6}{2} =0\)

    b) \(\textrm{formal charge} = \# e^{-} \textrm{ in periodic table} - \# e^{-} \textrm{nonbonding} - \frac{\# e^{-} \textrm{in bonds}}{2}\)

    \(\textrm{formal charge} = 5-3- \frac{4}{2} =0\)

    c) \(\textrm{formal charge} = \# e^{-} \textrm{ in periodic table} - \# e^{-} \textrm{nonbonding} - \frac{\# e^{-} \textrm{in bonds}}{2}\)

    \(\textrm{formal charge} = 6-5- \frac{2}{2} =0\)

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