H2SO3: Definition & Lewis Structure


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What is the central atom for the Lewis structure of sulfurous acid?

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Which of the following is the best Lewis structure for sulfurous acid?

Hint: Sulfurous acid has 26 valence electrons and the best structure has the least individual formal charges on the atoms.

2. Which of the following is a false about sulfurous acid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz measures what you know about the structure of sulfurous acid. You will also find questions related to charges associated with this compound.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions about:

  • The Lewis structure of sulfurous acid
  • Formal charges of atoms
  • Properties of sulfurous acid

Skills Practiced

Concentrate on improving these skills as you complete this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on H2SO3
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the best Lewis structure for sulfurous acid
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the formal charges of sulfur and the first oxygen in sulfurous acid

Additional Learning

Further instruction about this subject is available to you in the lesson titled H2SO3: Definition & Lewis Structure. This lesson will help you learn about:

  • How the compound of sulfurous acid is formed
  • Uses for sulfurous acid
  • Determining the Lewis structure of this compound