# What is the molecular shape of a hydrogen sulfide molecule, H_2S?

May 6, 2016

Bent or V shaped, with 92 degree bond angle.

#### Explanation:

Sulphur has 6 valence electrons, of which two are involved in the formation of the two S-H bonds. This leaves two lone pairs, which prevent the bonding electrons from forming a linear configuration by crowding and repulsion. Therefore the shape is a "V", with approximately 92 degrees between the two S-H bonds.