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.
Group Valence Electrons
S 6A 6 valence e- x 3
Total = 18 valence e-
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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