White phosphorus reacts spontaneously with the oxygen
in air to form P4O6. (b) When P4O6 is dissolved
in water, it produces a H3PO3 molecule. H3PO3 has two
forms, P forms 3 covalent bonds in the first form and P
forms 5 covalent bonds in the second form. Draw two
possible Lewis structures of H3PO3.
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