please give structures of hybrids of SO2 and explain the formation of each briefly

Asked by kanwal sandhu | 21st Jan, 2012, 08:34: PM

Expert Answer:

We are not getting what is the question. what are hybrids in chemistry? 
If you want to know about hybridisation it is as follows: 
Sulfur has 6 valence electrons and so does oxygen, so in SO2, we're dealing with 18valence electrons total. First, draw single bonds between the S and each O, then fill out an octet for each O. This uses 16 electrons. The other two should be placed as a lone pair on the S. Finally, move a lone pair on one of the O's so that it forms a second bond with the S. This completes an octet for all atoms. Now count electrons groups around the S: there's a double bond, a single bond, and a lone pair.... that makes 3. So the S in SO2 is sp2 hybridized.

Answered by  | 22nd Jan, 2012, 11:28: AM

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