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bond lengths in SO2 molecule are the same.why?

Asked by ruchira121996 27th March 2013, 9:43 AM
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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 Expert 28th March 2013, 6:53 AM
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