What is the geometry of the #Cl-S-S-Cl# molecule?

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Jun 12, 2017

Answer:

#"Disulfur dichloride"# is typically bent........and an analogue of #"hydrogen peroxide"#.

Explanation:

#"Disulfur dichloride"# is typically bent........and the #/_Cl-S-S-Cl# torsional angle is approx. #90^@#. This gives rise to a polar molecule. It is a distillable liquid that smells absolutely foul.

With water, this material undergoes disproportionation:

#2Cl-S-S-Cl + 2H_2O rarrSO_2(g) +4HCl(aq) +3/8S_8(s)#

Can you assign the sulfur oxidation states?