Question #f99b8

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Nov 24, 2016

Answer:

Carbon dioxide has three lewis structures in total.

Explanation:

Carbon dioxide has a lewis structure where the #S# atom is doubly bonded to each of two #O# atoms :

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But, it has two more resonating structures formed by the shifting of the pi bonds.

The two most common cannonical structures of #SO_2# are:
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So, #CO_2# has three total resonating structures having one stable resonating hybrid.

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