Draw the Lewis structure for the sulfite ion, SO 3 2−. Which of the statements below is true for the Lewis structure of the sulfite ion?
a) There must be a double bond between the sulfur atom and one of the oxygen atoms to ensure that all atoms have an octet (eight electrons).
b) There are no lone pairs of electrons on the sulfur atom.
c) There is one lone pair of electrons on the sulfur atom.
d) There are double bonds between the sulfur atom and each of the three oxygen atoms.
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