Based on lewis structure analysis, what is the formal charge of the central atom in clf3

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Based on lewis structure analysis, what is the formal charge of the central atom in clf3

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2022-05-13T01:50:46+00:00 1 Answer 0

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  1. Kylie97
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    2022-05-13T01:52:35+00:00

    Formal Charge is calculated as, Lewis structure is attached below,

    Formal Charge = [# of valence electrons] – [electrons in lone pairs + 1/2 the number of bonding electrons]

    # of valenceelectrons of Cl = 7

    electrons in lone pairs = 4

    number of bonding electrons = 6

    Formal Charge = [7] – [4 + 6/2]

    Formal Charge = [7] – [4 + 3]

    Formal Charge = [7] – [7]

    Formal Charge = 0

    Result:
    Formal charge on Cl in ClFu2083 is zero.

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