# Question #f99b8

Nov 24, 2016

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 :

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

The two most common cannonical structures of $S {O}_{2}$ are:

So, $C {O}_{2}$ has three total resonating structures having one stable resonating hybrid.

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