We’re being asked to determine the molecular geometry around the sulfur atom in S2Cl2, using VSEPR theory.
The VSEPR theory states that the total number of valence shell electron pairs decides the shape of the molecule.
The possible molecular shapes are:
To do so, we first need to draw a Lewis structure for S2Cl2. For this, we need to do the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.
Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.
Step 4: Determine the shape of the molecule.
Determine the molecular geometry around the sulfur atom in S2Cl2, using VSEPR theory.
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