this is the combination reaction
why does the S in the SO2 have a charge of +4??
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
because of where it is on the periodic table. It loses 4 electrons so it becomes 4+Source(s): Chemistry Class
- 1 decade ago
Sometimes charges can vary but one that is always pretty consistent is oxygen. Almost any time you have O in a compound such as SO2, the O will have a -2 charge.
Since SO2 has to have a charge of zero (no charge is given so assume it is zero), the two Os in the molecule will add up to a -4 charge since each has a -2 charge (-2*2=-4). To balance this out, S must have a +4 charge (-4 + +4=0).
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Beacuse of 2OF's negitive effects of 4OP7+Tur4
Its not that hard...Well it is but...