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    Can anybody tell me why bond angle in SO2 is 120 instead of 117.5 cux Sulfur has three pairs of electrons (so 120 degrees) but bcux of one electron pair 2.5 reduces so its supposed to be 117.5!!!!
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    Can anybody tell me why bond angle in SO2 is 120 instead of 117.5 cux Sulfur has three pairs of electrons (so 120 degrees) but bcux of one electron pair 2.5 reduces so its supposed to be 117.5!!!!
    The bond angle is actually closer to 119 degrees. This is due to the lone pair not being much bulkier than the SO double bonds.
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    thnk you soo much
 
 
 
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