Problem: Based on the formal charges, which structure is favored?a.  Ab.  Bc.  Cd.  A and C are both equally stable, and also more stable than Be.  The three structures are equally favored.

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Based on the formal charges, which structure is favored?

a.  A

b.  B

c.  C

d.  A and C are both equally stable, and also more stable than B

e.  The three structures are equally favored.

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