Problem: What are the formal charges of the atoms shown in red?

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F.C. = Group Number - (Bonds + Nonbonding e-)


For O

  • Group number: 6
  • Bonds: 1
  • Nonbonding e-: 6


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What are the formal charges of the atoms shown in red?

CH3S(O)CH3, a resonance structure of dimethyl sulfoxide showing a single bond connecting the S and O atoms. The S and O atoms are highlighted in red.



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