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Formal Charges Chemistry? For a molecule of fluorous acid, the atoms are arranged as HOFO. (Note: In this oxya?

Formal Charges Chemistry?

For a molecule of fluorous acid, the atoms are arranged as HOFO. (Note: In this oxyacid, the placement of fluorine is an exception to the rule of putting the more electronegative atom in a terminal position.)

What is the formal charge on each of the atoms? Enter the formal charges in the same order as the atoms are listed.

Express your answers as charges separated by comma. For example, a positive one charge would be written as +1.

Formal Charge for H, O, F, O =

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  • 8 years ago
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    use the law of Coulomb

  • Kate
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    H= 1-1-0=0

    first O= 6-2-4=0

    F= 7-2-4=+1

    O= 6-1-0=-1

    I just submitted this for Mastering Chemistry and it was correct.

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