Bond Lengths

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Bond Lengths

Postby Sydney Stump » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:46 am

Hi! Will someone please explain to me why the SO bonds in SO2 and SO3 are equivalent in bond length? The question in the textbook (7th edition) is 2D.11 if you want to see it in its entirety.

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Re: Bond Lengths

Postby Rachel-Weisz3C » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 am

Sulfur wants 6 valence electrons, so whether there are two or three oxygens attached, there will be double bonds attached to all the oxygens, and therefore the bond lengths will be the same in both molecules.

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