electronegative atoms


a: electronegative atoms ~
b: electron hogs


"Sulfur is bonded to three oxygens, twice each. The sulfur in the middle technically has a formal charge of zero, but the oxygens it is bonded to are extremely electronegative (they're electron hogs), and so the sulfur atom in the middle has a partial plus charge on it. Ergo, it will be willing to accept electrons to try to compensate."

Writer: Not Stated
Date: Apr 14 2018 4:03 PM

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