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Below is one of four possible resonance forms of the phosphate ion.
Use this resonance structure when answering the questions that follow.
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The formal charge of the oxygen atom highlighted in blue is 0 and its oxidation state is -2. Answer: True or False
The electron pair and molecular geometry about the phosphorus atom are both tetrahedral. Answer: True or False
The formal charge of the black oxygen atoms is -2. Answer: True or False
The phosphorus atom has a formal charge of 0 and an oxidation state of +5. Answer: True or False