## gerryliyana 2 years ago I have a question

1. gerryliyana

I have CO2, where O -- C --O with $$\delta$$- for O, dan 2$$\delta$$+ for C, how to determine $$\delta$$ ??? Why 2$$\delta$$+ for C? why $$\delta$$- for O ??

2. abb0t

That means partial negative per oxygen and since there's two oxygen you gotta have a partial 2 to make the molecule neutral

3. gerryliyana

is $$\delta$$ Electronegativity ??

4. abb0t

NO. It's often used to show partial +/- charges on molecules. Electronegativity is "X" or the Greek letter "chi"

5. abb0t

It's more complex than that but Idk if it's relevant. Unless this is for o-chem or p-chem.

6. gerryliyana

ok thank you so much @abb0t :)