# Chem Question

1. Apr 1, 2005

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

Thanks

2. Apr 1, 2005

### dextercioby

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...

Daniel.

3. Apr 1, 2005

### GCT

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