Identify any formal charges in the following structures:
Hey guys, let's take a look at our problem, let's draw out, we have this structure with two oxygens and two lone pairs, okay? let's take a look at this oxygen,. Remember, that it likes to have six valence electrons, okay? So, keep in mind oxygen likes six valence electrons for oxygen to be neutral. So, let's draw on this structure, so we have three valence electrons here, two from my lone pair, we can say that in total, we have five valence electrons. So, remember that when we have five valence electrons and you are missing a valance electron, we are going to get that molecule or that atom a positive charge. So, here we are going to say that former charge into molecule is going to be a positive charge on our oxygen. Alright guys, so hopefully that made sense.