Problem: What is the formal charge on the hydrogen atom in HBr? Use the periodic table as needed.Express the formal charge numerically (e.g., +1).The Lewis structure of HBr is shown here:The formula for formal chargeThe formal charge of an atom in a molecule can be calculated based on the following formula:

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What is the formal charge on the hydrogen atom in HBr? Use the periodic table as needed.

Express the formal charge numerically (e.g., +1).


The Lewis structure of HBr is shown here:

The formula for formal charge

The formal charge of an atom in a molecule can be calculated based on the following formula:

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