(a) Describe the molecule xenon trioxide, XeO3, using
four possible Lewis structures, one each with zero, one,
two, or three Xe¬O double bonds. (b) Do any of these
resonance structures satisfy the octet rule for every atom
in the molecule? (c) Do any of the four Lewis structures
have multiple resonance structures? If so, how many resonance
structures do you find? (d) Which of the Lewis
structures in part (a) yields the most favorable formal
charges for the molecule?
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