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Molecular Shape SOCl2
« on: January 13, 2013, 10:01:13 AM »

Hello everyone,

I was wondering why the molecular shape of SOCl2 is a tetrahedron. The VSEPR model gives me the number 3, which would indicate a triangle plane. Could anyone help me?

Thanks in advance,
Tom Koolen
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Re: Molecular Shape SOCl2
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 10:07:26 AM »

We have the oxygen, the two chlorine and an orbital with two electrons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thionyl_chloride
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