Sulphur shows greater catination than oxygen.How?

Sulphur shows greater catination than oxygen.How?
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Arjun Kumar Yadav 1 month, 1 week ago

Because sulphur is polyatomic or oxygen is diatomic

Santosh Jha 1 month, 1 week ago

Yupp! Vaishnavi thank u 😃

Vaishnavi Tayal 1 month, 1 week ago

Hey shreya i got what u said.actually i typed a little wrong.the o-o bond at room temp is weeker than sulphur.plzz do correct this in your mind. Secondly u mentioned lone pair ...basically this bond is weeker just because of lone pair on oxygen which causes repulsions and makes its bond dissociation enthalpy less than that of sulphur...and hence does not show catenation... Hope this clears your doubt...

Santosh Jha 1 month, 1 week ago

Thank u so much .Ur reply releaved me. About my text😊 thanks again shruti🤗

Shruti Jha 1 month, 1 week ago

Ooops! Sorry, Shreya i didn't saw your text. Btw what you said about oxygen is absolutely correct but in some cases we go for more appropriate answers !

Santosh Jha 1 month, 1 week ago

I am asking is what i have texted abt lone pair is correct or not. I am not asking abt.sulphur i am asking abt oxygen..hope u understand

Shruti Jha 1 month, 1 week ago

Sulphur shows greater catination cuz' it has vacant d orbit and bond between S-S at room temperature is much weaker leads to formation of catination.

Santosh Jha 1 month, 1 week ago

What u said i got ur point. But isn't it about lone pair presence on oxygen due to which repulsion occurs.If not then why ..pplz help me out this

Vaishnavi Tayal 1 month, 1 week ago

Oxygen due to its small size,highest electronegativity and absence of vacant d orbital do not form catenated chain of oxocompounds.but sulphur has vacant d orbital.moreover s-s bond at room tp is weeker so exist as catnated compounds.

Killer Xmarty 1 month, 1 week ago

Because of increasing bond enthalpy😁😄😄

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