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Postby KDang_1D » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:17 pm

Why does SO2 have two resonance structures? Doesn't the one with two double bonds have formal charges of 0, and the one with only one double bond have formal charges of +/-1?

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Re: 2F.3b

Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:51 pm

https://socratic.org/questions/what-are ... s-for-so-2

According to this website, all three structure are technically true for SO2, because theoretically we would like for Sulfur to have the two double bonds, but experimental data shows that SO2 likely has one double and one single bond.

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