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Shape of H2SO4

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FBInstant
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Jan17-05, 07:30 AM
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I tried to use VSERP to draw the shape of H2SO4
but consider
S :6 (group6)
4O :2*4
2H :1*2
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16=>4pi bond
but then 4 pi bond of oxygen=16 electrons
how about the sigma bond of 2 hydrogen
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thunderfvck
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Jan17-05, 08:36 AM
P: 210
From memory SO4(-2) has the S as the central atom, two O's oppositely have a pi bond, and the remaining two have sigma bonds each with a negative charge. The H's are attached to these O's.
FBInstant
#3
Jan18-05, 10:50 AM
P: 3
Quote Quote by thunderfvck
From memory SO4(-2) has the S as the central atom, two O's oppositely have a pi bond, and the remaining two have sigma bonds each with a negative charge. The H's are attached to these O's.
but then it becomes
S:6
2O:1*2(sigma)
2O:2*2(pi)
2H:1*2
----------
14
but 2pi+4sigma=16
again, it does not work

GoneRogue
#4
Jan18-05, 02:22 PM
P: 27
Shape of H2SO4

Hint: Look at your electron count and then look at the charge on sulfuric acid.


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