Q. 5

In PO4 A. + 1

B. – 1

C. – 0.75

D. + 0.75

Answer :

The formal charge on an atom can be calculated from the following formula:

Thus, for oxygen atom in PO43- ion the formal charge is -1.

Formal charge on oxygen atom = 6-(6+) = -1

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