what is the hybridisation of sulphur in S8 ?

what is the hybridisation of sulphur in S8 ?



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36 Points
12 years ago

In S8 each S atom is connected to the adjacent S by two sigma & has two lone pairs of electrons. So hybridisation is sp3

Aman Bansal
592 Points
12 years ago

Dear Mohini,
There is a single bond between each pair of S atoms and two nonbonding electron pairs on each S atom.Thus, we see four electron domains around each S atom, and we would expect a tetrahedral electron-domaingeometry corresponding to
 sp3 hybridization

at room temperature S8 is having a ring structure.

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