What is the charge of #CH_2O#?

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Feb 8, 2017



Formaldehyde is a molecular, and volatile material. It is a neutral molecule that follows the standard rules of organic chemistry: #H_2C=O#. Around each hydrogen there is 1 electron; about carbon there are 6; and about oxygen there are 8 electrons. Of course only the valence electrons are involved in bonding.