How would we represent the Lewis structure of sulfur dioxide?

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Sep 23, 2017

Answer:

Well, oxygen is more electronegative than sulfur.

Explanation:

And thus for #SO_2# we might write....#O=stackrel(+)ddotS-O^-#; around sulfur there are 5 electrons, and the molecule is bent, #/_O-S-O=119^@#

We know that electronegativity decreases down a group, and on the Pauling scale the electronegativity of #S=2.58#, and for #O=3.44#...