Draw the lewis structure of SF2 showing all lone pairs?

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Draw the lewis structure of SF2 showing all lone pairs?

  • SF2 Lewis structure is made up of two atoms, sulfur (S), and fluorine (F).
  • The sulfur (S) is in the central position and fluorine (F) atoms are on either side of it.
  • The lewis structure of SF2 contains 8 lone pairs and 2 bonding pairs.

SF2 lewis structure

It should be noted that, in lewis’s structure, the lone pairs are represented as dots and bond pairs are as single, double, or triple bonds.

So, in the SF2 lewis structure, there are 2 bond pairs means 4 bonding electrons and 8 lone pairs (2 on the central atom + 3 on each fluorine atom) are present.

draw the lewis structure of sf2 showing all lone pairs

Some facts about SF2 lewis structure-

⇒ The total valence electron available for drawing the SF2 Lewis structure is 20.

⇒ The hybridization for SF2 is Sp3 and bond angle is around 98º.

⇒ The lewis structure of SF2 has 4 bonding electrons (2 bonded pairs) and 16 nonbonding electrons (8 lone pairs).

SF2 is polar because of its bent geometrical shape and large electronegativity difference between sulfur and a fluorine atom.

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