# Problem: In the Lewis structure shown here, A, D, E, Q, X, and Z represent elements in the first two rows of the periodic table (H - Ne).Identify Q so that its formal charge is zero.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Formal Charge is the charge assigned to an atom in a molecule, assuming that electrons in all chemical bonds are shared equally between atoms, regardless of relative electronegativity.

The steps that have to be taken to solve this problem are:

1. Use the formal charge equation to find the group number.
2. Note that the formal charge around Q is zero.
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###### Problem Details
In the Lewis structure shown here, A, D, E, Q, X, and Z represent elements in the first two rows of the periodic table (H - Ne).

Identify Q so that its formal charge is zero.

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