## Question 2F.3

$sp, sp^{2}, sp^{3}, dsp^{3}, d^{2}sp^{3}$

Diana A 2L
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### Question 2F.3

In this question, it asked to state how many Sigma and Pi bonds are in SO2. The best Lewis structure with the most balanced formal charges has 2 sigma and 2 pi bonds, but there is also a less dominant resonant structure that has 2 sigma and 1 pi bond. In this case, which would be the correct answer? would both answers be acceptable, or do we just state the bonds of the most dominant Lewis structure?

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### Re: Question 2F.3

The more stable structure would be preferred. So, it's the one where S has two double bonds each connected to an O and a lone pair on top of S as well. Count the sigma and pi bonds for that structure.