Problem: What are all resonance structures for SO 3?

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We are asked to determine all the resonance structures for SO3

First, we must draw the  Lewis structure for SO3

• We need to determine the total number of valence electrons present in the molecule:

           Group            Valence Electrons

S        6A                   1 × 6 e6 e

O        6A                   3 × 6 e18 e

 Total:  24 valence e

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What are all resonance structures for SO 3?

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