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SO3 has several resonance structures. Consider one of these structures in which all the atoms follow the octet rule. For this particular resonance structure, which of the following statements is (are)

SO3 has several resonance structures. Consider one of these structures in which all the atoms follow the octet rule. For this particular resonance structure, which of the following statements is (are) true? Select all that apply to get full credit.
▢ The molecular geometry or shape of SO3 is trigonal planar.
▢ There is one set of lone pair on the central sulfur atom.
▢ The central sulfur atom forms 2 double bonds with the oxygen atoms.
▢ The central sulfur atom forms 3 single bonds with oxygen atoms.

SO3 has several resonance structures. Consider one of these structures in which all the atoms follow the octet rule. For this particular resonance structure, which of the following statements is (are) true? Select all that apply to get full credit. ▢ The molecular geometry or shape of SO3 is trigonal planar. ▢ There is one set of lone pair on the central sulfur atom. ▢ The central sulfur atom forms 2 double bonds with the oxygen atoms. ▢ The central sulfur atom forms 3 single bonds with oxygen atoms.

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