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Posted by on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 10:56am.

For a molecule of fluorous acid, the atoms are arranged as HOFO.

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

(I searched everything online to find the shape of HOFO but could not find it--(they are wrong?!?))
(Could you please give me the correct Lewis structure?)(I know how to calculate formal charges: but have gotten wrong answers these past few hours) THANKS.

  • Chemistry - , Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 4:38pm

    The formal charge is 0 on H and 0 on the O of HO. F is +1 and the right most O is -1.
    If I draw the Lewis structure for HOFO, I count four regions of high electron density which translates to tetrahedral electronic shape; however, I can't find anything on the net or in my texts that will confirm that.

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