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formal charge

[¦fȯr·məl ¦chärj]
(physical chemistry)
The apparent charge of an element in a compound; for example, magnesium has a formal charge of +2 in MgO and oxygen has a charge of -2.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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