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    If i am given a diagram of SO3 and SO2, how will i figure out that one of them is charged and one isnt?
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    What kind of a diagram is it?

    SO3 and SO2 can both be neutral molecules :yep:
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    Yep you can get SO3 or SO3^2-

    This depends on the oxidation state of the sulphur atom though, like in the first one the oxidation state is +6 resulting in a neutral molecule but in the second one it's +4 which results in a dinegative ion. Try counting the electrons in the outer shell of the sulphur atom in your diagram?
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    Thankyou for the reply,
    the question I posted was really hypothetical. I was just wondering because I'm trying memorise all the charges of radicals and Im confused as to why some radicals may be very similar yet some are charged and some arent?
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    (Original post by appletree_1)
    Thankyou for the reply,
    the question I posted was really hypothetical. I was just wondering because I'm trying memorise all the charges of radicals and Im confused as to why some radicals may be very similar yet some are charged and some arent?
    radicals are generally not charged - unless of course you have radical cation or radical anion. it depends on your type of reactions
 
 
 
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