Problem: What is the formal charge of phosphorus in the proper Lewis structure of phosphate ion? A. 0 B. +1 C. -1 D. +5 E. -3

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What is the formal charge of phosphorus in the proper Lewis structure of phosphate ion?

A. 0

B. +1

C. -1

D. +5

E. -3

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