Problem: Draw the Lewis structure for the  SO32-.

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Sulfur (EN = 2.5) is less electronegative than oxygen (EN = 3.5) → S is the central atom.


The total number of valence electrons present in the ion is:

            Group             Valence Electrons

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Draw the Lewis structure for the  SO32-.

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