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# What is the formal charge for the Phosphate Ion?

Phosphoric acid, H_3PO_4, can form phosphate salts, i.e. salts of PO_4^(3-).

But in water, you would reach a stoichiometric endpoint at "biphosphate", i.e. HPO_4^(2-). See here.