Question #1f3e8

2 Answers
Jan 5, 2016

Answer:

Hybridization is #sp^2#. See image below.

Explanation:

S. Gambarotto

Feb 9, 2016

Answer:

#sp^2#

Explanation:

The electron pairs arrangement around sulfur is trigonal planar with a bond angle of around #120^@#.

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For sulfur to achieve this geometry the orbitals #s# and #p# will mix to form three new hybrid orbitals called #sp^2# leaving a non hybridized orbital #p# for the lone pairs on sulfur.

For the oxygen atoms, we should consider the hybrid form of #SO_2#:

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In the hybrid form the electron pairs arrangement around oxygen is also trigonal planar with a bond angle of around #120^@#.

For oxygen to achieve this geometry the orbitals #s# and #p# will mix to form three new hybrid orbitals called #sp^2# leaving a non hybridized orbital #p# for one of the two lone pairs and the second will be in a #sp^2# hybrid orbital.

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