VSEPR of S02

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405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F
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VSEPR of S02

Postby 405404782 Gabriel Rigole 4F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:49 pm

Is SO2 bent, and what would it's VSEPR equation be?

Jade Hinds 2B
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Re: VSEPR of S02

Postby Jade Hinds 2B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:55 pm

Correct, the shape for SO2 is bent

Remember that the VSEPR formula is: AXnEm
A= central atom
X= attached atom
E= lone pair

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Re: VSEPR of S02

Postby Cavalli_1H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:04 pm

yes, it is bent because there is one lone pair, meaning that there will still be repulsion to give it a bent shape. knowing that SO2 has 3 regions of e- density, with 2 of them bonding pairs and 1 lone pair, the VSEPR would be AX2E

Maika Ngoie 1B
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Re: VSEPR of S02

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:03 pm

The VSEPR for SO2 is AX2E because the central atom (S) is bonded to two oxygen atoms and has one lone pair.

Aman Sankineni 2L
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Re: VSEPR of S02

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:20 pm

Yup, bent and AX2E

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