# How do you draw CS_2 in Lewis structure?

May 28, 2017

For $C {O}_{2}$, we gots :stackrel(ddot)O=C=stackrel(ddot)O:; carbon is $s p - \text{hybridized}$, and oxygen is $s {p}^{2} - \text{hybridized}$.
The carbon-sulfur bond is approx. $1.55 \times {10}^{-} 10 \cdot m$; for $C - S$ in $R S H$ compare values of approx. $1.75 \times {10}^{-} 10 \cdot m$ 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.