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Which resonance forms of silicon dioxide contribute the most to the actual bonding?

Carlton Burgess

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Kevin Sutter on October 24, 2018

Answer: a, B, and C contributes equallyExplanation;Sulfur dioxide, has two structures of resonance that contribute equally to the overall hybrid structure of the molecule. However, a third structure of Lewis for the SO2 that is more stable in theory, but it doesn't quite match experimental data.The total number of valence electrons, we have at our disposal is 18 - 6 for sulfur and 6 for each of the two oxygen atoms. All 18 valence electrons are accounted for - 6 electrons, 3 bonds, and 10 electrons distributed as lone pairs on the three atoms.


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