Molecular Geometry of H2S

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    According to Chad's GC handout on this a molecule with 5 electron domains, 3 of them being non-bonding pairs of e-s results in a "linear" molecular geometry. Is this a mistake? Destroyer says that H2S (which would have 5 e- domains and 3 nonbonding pairs of e-s) has a "bent" molecular geometry.
     

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      According to Chad's GC handout on this a molecule with 5 electron domains, 3 of them being non-bonding pairs of e-s results in a "linear" molecular geometry. Is this a mistake? Destroyer says that H2S (which would have 5 e- domains and 3 nonbonding pairs of e-s) has a "bent" molecular geometry.


      Chad is actually correct. A molecule with 5 electron domains plus 3 non-bonding electrons have linear molecular geometry.

      H2S has FOUR electron domain. And with 2 non-bonding electron pairs, its molecular geometry would be bent.
       
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