Problem: Write resonance forms that describe the distribution of electrons in each of these molecules or ions.(a) selenium dioxide, OSeO

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We are asked to write resonance forms that describe the distribution of electrons in selenium dioxide, OSeO. 


Analyze Lewis structure: 

Se → Group 6A → 6 ve

O →  Group 6A → 2 x 6 ve = 12 ve

Total = 18 ve


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Write resonance forms that describe the distribution of electrons in each of these molecules or ions.
(a) selenium dioxide, OSeO

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