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

Jun 12, 2017

$\text{Disulfur dichloride}$ is typically bent........and an analogue of $\text{hydrogen peroxide}$.

#### Explanation:

$\text{Disulfur dichloride}$ is typically bent........and the $\angle C l - S - S - C l$ torsional angle is approx. ${90}^{\circ}$. This gives rise to a polar molecule. It is a distillable liquid that smells absolutely foul.

With water, this material undergoes disproportionation:

$2 C l - S - S - C l + 2 {H}_{2} O \rightarrow S {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 4 H C l \left(a q\right) + \frac{3}{8} {S}_{8} \left(s\right)$

Can you assign the sulfur oxidation states?