Problem: Calculate the formal charge on carbon.

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We’re being asked to determine the formal charge of carbon in the given Lewis structure. Recall that the formula for the formal charge is:

F.C. = Valence e- - Bonds + Nonbonding e-

The given Lewis structure is:

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Calculate the formal charge on carbon.

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