# Problem: Determine the formal charge (F.C.) and oxidation number (O.N.) of sulfur in a molecule of SOF4. Hint: draw the Lewis structure. a) F.C. = 0 , O.N. = 0 b) F.C. = 0 , O.N. = 4 c) F.C. = 1 , O.N. = −1 d) F.C. = −1 , O.N. = 6 e) F.C. = 0 , O.N. = 6

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Determine the formal charge (F.C.) and oxidation number (O.N.) of sulfur in a molecule of SOF4. Hint: draw the Lewis structure.

a) F.C. = 0 , O.N. = 0

b) F.C. = 0 , O.N. = 4

c) F.C. = 1 , O.N. = −1

d) F.C. = −1 , O.N. = 6

e) F.C. = 0 , O.N. = 6

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