Formal Charges

We use our knowledge of valance electrons to determine what he formal charge of the molecule will be. 

Formal and Net Charge

Easiest formal charge formula you will find anywhere on the internet: 

The Net Charge is the sum of all the formal charges on a molecule. 

Example: Calculate the formal charges of ALL atoms. 

3m

Example: Calculate the formal charges of ALL atoms. 

2m

Hell yeah! That’s literally all there is to know. Don’t let any professors complicate it more for you.