SO2 resonance

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SO2 resonance

Postby Emily Glaser 1F » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:33 pm

Why does SO2 have three resonance structures (check google)?

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Re: SO2 resonance

Postby soniatripathy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:35 pm

It should have only two resonance structures (i just checked too). One of the reasons might be because of the expanded octet so it can have multiple bonds and electron placements. some might not be the most electronically favorable but they might still be valid

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Re: SO2 resonance

Postby mayapartha_1D » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:56 pm

I just checked also and it only says 2! Possibly the problem you are working on has the wrong answer? You might want to check the solutions manual online.

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