Problem: Draw a Lewis structure for SO2 in which all atoms obey the octet rule. Show formal charges.Draw a Lewis structure for SO2 in which all atoms have a formal charge of zero. Explicitly showing the zero charges is optional. Do not consider ringed structures.

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We are going to do the following steps to draw the Lewis structure:

Step 1: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 2: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.


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Draw a Lewis structure for SO2 in which all atoms obey the octet rule. Show formal charges.

Draw a Lewis structure for SO2 in which all atoms have a formal charge of zero. Explicitly showing the zero charges is optional. Do not consider ringed structures.

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