# if equivalent weight of s in so2 is 8 then equivalent weight of s in so3 is

_{2},

S + O

_{2}→ SO

_{2}

Thus, 2 x 16g O combine with 32g S.

The equivalent mass of O = 8g (by definition).

So if 32g O combine with 32g of S,

then 8g of O will combine with 8g of S making equivalent mass of S = 8 in this compound which is as indicated in the question.

In the case of SO

_{3},

48g O join with 32g S which means, 48/6 = 8 g of O

_{2}will combine with 32/6 = 5.33 g of S

which indicates that equivalent weight of S in SO

_{3}=

**5.33 g = option 1**

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