Problem: The central atom in SOCl2 is a sulfur atom. Fill in the blanks in the statement below:The sulfur-oxygen bond is a ________ and there are _________ around the oxygen.a. single bond and two lone pairs of electrons.b. single bond and three lone pairs of electrons.c. double bond and two lone pairs of electrons.d. double bond and three lone pairs of electrons.e. triple bond and one lone pair of electrons.

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Draw the Lewis structure of nitrous acid, SOCl2 using the concept of octet rule


To do so, we first need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule 


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The central atom in SOCl2 is a sulfur atom. Fill in the blanks in the statement below:

The sulfur-oxygen bond is a ________ and there are _________ around the oxygen.

a. single bond and two lone pairs of electrons.

b. single bond and three lone pairs of electrons.

c. double bond and two lone pairs of electrons.

d. double bond and three lone pairs of electrons.

e. triple bond and one lone pair of electrons.

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