What is the net electric charge?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2016


The charge left on the central atom when all the bonding pairs of electrons are removed.


See this site. Can you tell me where the formal charge lies in sulfate, or hydroxide, or carbonate anions, #SO_4^(2-)#, or #HO^-#, #CO_3^(2-)#. They should all lie on the most electronegative element.