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II.A.3. (XII.A.1.)

Listing of experimental geometry data for S8 (Octasulfur)

Rotational Constants (cm-1)
See section I.F.4 to change rotational constant units
0.02177 0.02177 0.01186
Rotational Constants from webbook
Calculated rotational constants for S8 (Octasulfur).

Point Group D4d

Internal coordinates (distances (r) in Å) (angles (a) in degrees) (dihedrals (d) in degrees)
Description Value Connectivity Reference Comment
Atom 1 Atom 2 Atom 3 Atom 4
rSS 2.059 1 5 1972Cot/Wil
aSSS 107.9 1 5 4 1972Cot/Wil
dSSSS 98.9 1 8 2 7 1972Cot/Wil
picture of Octasulfur

Bond descriptions
Examples: C-C single bond, C=C, double bond, C#C triple bond, C:C aromatic bond
Bond Type Count
S-S 8

Atom x (Å) y (Å) z (Å)

Atom - Atom Distances (Å)

Calculated geometries for S8 (Octasulfur).

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squib reference DOI
1972Cot/Wil FA Cotton, G Wilkinson "Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Third edition" Interscience Publishers, New York 1972  
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