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From the lewis structure of AlCl4- where should I place the formal charge? next to Al or Cl?

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  1. If you are talking about the ion itself, I would write it as
    AlCl4^-
    If you are talking about drawing the Lewis structure and counting formal charge on each atom; if you count them you will see that each Cl is zero formal charge and the Al has a formal charge of -1.

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