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Why is the chemical formula of sulphur dioxide is SO ?      

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Last updated date: 13th Jul 2024
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Sulphur dioxide is a covalent compound not an ionic compound. Sulphur can have oxidation state of +2,+4 and +6. In Sulphur dioxide molecule S in +4 oxidation state and valency of oxygen is 2

So after criss cross and simplifying the formula is SO2