Problem: Indicate the hybridization of the central atom in CS2.

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  • Central atom will appear as C since it's less electronegative than S

  • C has valence electron of 4 while S has 6. Total v.e is 16. (4(1) + 6(2) = 16)

  • For the initial structure C will appear as single bonded to both S

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Indicate the hybridization of the central atom in CS2.

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