Problem: Draw the Lewis structure for the trisulfur (S 3) molecule. Be sure to include all resonance structures that satisfy the octet rule.

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We are being asked to identify the resonance forms of S3

First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of S3.


Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

There is only 1 atom in the structure → Sulfur is the central atom


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

S3:

           Group              Valence Electrons

S         6A                    6 valence e- x 3
                                    Total = 18 valence e- 

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Draw the Lewis structure for the trisulfur (S 3) molecule. Be sure to include all resonance structures that satisfy the octet rule.

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