What is the net electric charge?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2016

Answer:

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

Explanation:

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.