# Question #ef04f

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Sep 8, 2017

The common Lewis structure for sulfite ion is........

#### Explanation:

$O = \ddot{S} {\left(- {O}^{-}\right)}_{2}$, and here we have distributed $4 \times 6 + 2 = 26 \cdot \text{electrons}$, 13 electron pairs....Of course the formal double bond, and formal charges, can be distributed around ALL the oxygen atoms.

What is the structure of the sulfite ion?