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What is the formal charge on the starred oxygen atom? 



Correct Answer
A

1

Your Answer
B

0

Your Answer
C

-1

Your Answer
D

-2


Solution

The correct option is A

1


FC of the O atom = V – N – 12 (B)   where V is valence electrons, N is non-bonding electrons and B is bonding electrons

FC  = 6 – 2 – 12×(6)

FC  = +1

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