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If you include structures in which sulfur has an expanded octet and exclude structures with triple bonds, how many resonance structures can be drawn for sulfur trioxide, SO3?

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Resonance: The delocalization of electrons which is characterized as several structural changes.

 

Formal charge is the charge calculated for an atom in a Lewis structure on the basis of an equal sharing of bonded electron pairs.

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There are three structures, each of them, sulfur has formal charge of +2 and oxygen atoms have formal charge of -1.

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There are three structures, each of them, sulfur has formal charge...

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