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What is the Structure of Na2S4O6?Hence what is the Oxidtion no. of S atoms?

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The tetrathionate anion, S4O62−, is a sulfur oxoanion derived from the compound tetrathionic acid, H2S4O6. Two of the sulfur atoms present in the ion are in oxidation state 0 and two are in oxidation state +5. Alternatively, the compound can be viewed as the adduct resulting from the binding of the Lewis base S22− to SO3. Tetrathionate is one of the polythionates, a family of anions with the formula [Sn(SO3)2]2−.


Tetrathionate's structure can be visualized as following three edges of a cube,. The structure of S4O62− in BaS4O6·2H2O and Na2S4O6·2H2O. Dihedral S-S-S angles approaching 90° are common in polysulfides.

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