In vsepr theory we dont consider double bonds. So why does the structure of SO2 have double bonds ?

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In VSEPR theory, a double and triple bond are treated as a single bonding group. The sum of the number of atoms bonded to a central atom and the number of lone pairs formed by its non-bonding valence electrons is called steric number. The shape of molecules depend on steric number, atoms bonded to central atom and lone pairs.
The double bond of SO2 is treated as single bond.



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