How do you draw #CS_2# in Lewis structure?

1 Answer
May 28, 2017

Answer:

The same representation as carbon dioxide is typical.

Explanation:

For #CO_2#, we gots #:stackrel(ddot)O=C=stackrel(ddot)O:#; carbon is #sp-"hybridized"#, and oxygen is #sp^2-"hybridized"#.

The carbon-sulfur bond is approx. #1.55xx10^-10*m#; for #C-S# in #RSH# compare values of approx. #1.75xx10^-10*m# for a #C-S# bond in say a thiol.

This reagent smells REALLY foul. It is also significant safety hazard as it has an extremely low auto-ignition temperature (#<100# #""^@C#). It could be ignited by a hot plate.