Problem: The formaldehyde molecule, which has the formula CH 2O, has two possible structures for which we can write a correct Lewis dot structures.  Using formal charge, determine the correct structure.  Be sure to show how you compute the formal charge on each atom.

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The formaldehyde molecule, which has the formula CH 2O, has two possible structures for which we can write a correct Lewis dot structures.  Using formal charge, determine the correct structure.  Be sure to show how you compute the formal charge on each atom.

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