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Confusion regarding 1st and 2nd electron gain enthalpy

The correct answer is that the oxide dianion is thermodynamically unstable in vacuo (Warning: PDF autodownload) with +780kJ/mol of excess energy, i.e. it does take +780kJ/mol of energy to add an ...
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If sulfur is directly below oxygen on the periodic table, why isn't SO the most common sulfur oxide? Instead of third, behind SO2 and SO3?

Nobody really knows why $\ce{SO}$ is such a rare and unstable substance. It is an orange gas at room temperature. The only way to synthesize $\ce{SO}$ is to reduce thionyl chloride $\ce{SOCl2}$ with ...
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