Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular StructureWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds
Sections
Chemical Bonds
Lattice Energy
Lattice Energy Application
Born Haber Cycle
Dipole Moment
Lewis Dot Structure
Octet Rule
Formal Charge
Resonance Structures
Additional Practice
Bond Energy

Solution: You may want to reference (Pages 316 - 319) Section 8.5 while completing this problem.Which one of these statements about formal charge is true?(a) Formal charge is the same as oxidation number.(b) To

Problem

You may want to reference (Pages 316 - 319) Section 8.5 while completing this problem.

Which one of these statements about formal charge is true?
(a) Formal charge is the same as oxidation number.
(b) To draw the best Lewis structure, you should minimize formal charge.
(c) Formal charge takes into account the different electronegativities of the atoms in a molecule.
(d) Formal charge is most useful for ionic compounds.
(e) Formal charge is used in calculating the dipole moment of a diatomic molecule.