Problem: Use formal charge to choose the best Lewis structure for CH3SO2CH3.

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We’re being asked to determine the preferred structure for CH3SO2CH3


For this problem, we need to compare the formal charge of each structure. 


Recall that the formula for the formal charge is:


F.C.=Group Number-(Bonds+Nonbonding e-)



Structure 1: The given Lewis structure is:



Calculating for the formal charge of each atom:


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Use formal charge to choose the best Lewis structure for CH3SO2CH3.