The problem is asking to determine the **formal charge ****of CO _{2} **

Recall the equation for the **formal charge**:

$\overline{){\mathbf{Formal}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{Charge}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{Group}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{\#}}{\mathbf{-}}{\mathbf{(}}{\mathbf{Bonds}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{of}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{element}}{\mathbf{+}}{\mathbf{Non}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{bonding}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{electrons}}{\mathbf{)}}}$

How would you calculate the formal charge of CO _{2}?

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