bond lengths in SO2 molecule are the same.why?

Asked by ruchira121996 | 27th Mar, 2013, 09:43: AM

Expert Answer:

Actually, both the S=O bonds in SO2 are double bonds. This is because sulphur is able to expand its octet by utilizing its d-orbitals; hence, sulphur would form O=S=O and still have one lone pair left over (ten electrons in the outer shell)

Answered by  | 28th Mar, 2013, 06:53: AM

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