# Which Oxygen atom in HCOOH (formic/methanoic acid) does Carbon donate its electrons to, to obtain a partial positive charge?

I was wondering if the Carbon atom in HCOOH (methanoic/formic acid) forms a positive partial charge by donating its electrons to both the Oxygen atoms, since they both possess a higher electronegativity value, or just one of them.

I was also curious about how the single bond and double bond between Carbon and the Oxygen atoms would affect the electron donation.

• I'm guessing the OP was trying to render $\ce{HC(=O)OH}$. – Oscar Lanzi Jan 21 at 11:49