Problem: Arrange SO2, SO3, and SO32- in order of decreasing S-O bond distance.

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We are asked to arrange SO2, SO3, and SO32- in order of decreasing S-O bond distance


Analyze Lewis structures: 

S → Central Atom → Group 6A → 6 ve

O → Group 6A → 6 ve


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Arrange SO2, SO3, and SO32- in order of decreasing S-O bond distance.

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