Commonly Tested Lewis Structures

We draw Lewis Structures to predict:

-the shape of a molecule.

-the reactivity of a molecule and how it might interact with other molecules.

-the physical properties of a molecule such as boiling point, surface tension, etc.

Drawing the Lewis Structure for SO3 (Sulfur Trioxide)

SO3 is the primary contributer to acid rain in the atomsphere. It is a form of pollution.

SO3 is named Sulfur Trioxide.

There are 32 valence electrons available for the Lewis structure for SO3.

Be sure to check the formal charges for the Lewis structure for SO3.

Video: Drawing the Lewis Structure for SO3

It is helpful if you:

  • Try to draw the SO3 Lewis structure before watching the video.
  • Watch the video and see if you missed any steps or information.