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so2?

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:58 pm
by Mallika Singh 1G
why is SO2 polar?

Re: so2?

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:09 pm
by Kendra Barreras 3E
SO2 has a region of unequal sharing, in which when you draw the VESPR model of it, you see that where the lone pairs are there is a bent shape that is less electronegative. Therefore, the oxygens at the bottom are more negative making SO2 a polar molecule.