Problem: How would you calculate the formal charge of CO 2?

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The problem is asking to determine the formal charge of CO2 

Recall the equation for the formal charge:

Formal Charge=Group #-(Bonds of element+Non bonding electrons)

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How would you calculate the formal charge of CO 2?

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