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Homework Help: Chem Question

  1. Apr 1, 2005 #1
    When determining molecular shape, how do you know what the lewis structure shape will be? For example [tex] CO_{2} [/tex] is linear and polar (sp hybridization). But about [tex] CS_{2} [/tex]? Is this also molecularly linear?

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  3. Apr 1, 2005 #2


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    Yes,sulphur & oxygen form the same type of compounds with carbon.So the molecules should have the same shape and electronic structure of the covalent bonds...

  4. Apr 1, 2005 #3


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    There should be specific steps for these types of problems in your text.
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