Chapter 4: Carbon and Its Compounds

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Carbon and Its Compound


What would be the electron dot structure of sulphur which is made up of eight atoms of sulphur?


The atomic number of sulphur is 16. Its electronic configuration is (2, 8, 6). This means that sulphur has six valence electrons and it needs two electrons to complete its octet. The electron dot structure of octasulphur (S8) is shown below:

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