# How many valence electrons are in Sulfur?

## How many valence electrons are in Sulfur?

6 valence electrons
Therefore, sulfur has 6 valence electrons.

## How many valence sulfur does chlorine have?

How many Valency are there in S?

Element Atomic Number Valency
Valency of Phosphorus 15 3
Valency of Sulphur 16 2
Valency of Chlorine 17 1
Valency of Argon 18

Why does sulfur only have 6 valence electrons?

The first shell can have a maximum of 2 electrons, and the second shell a maximum of 8 electrons. Now the third shell has the remaining 6 electrons. (The third shell can have a maximum of 18 electrons). Therefore, sulphur has 6 valence electrons.

### What is valence of chlorine?

It needs to gain 1 electron from the outermost orbit to attain octet. On gaining one electron it forms chloride ion whose electronic configuration is then 2, 8, 8. Hence, the valency of chlorine is 1.

### What is the valence of Sulphur?

So in order to achieve stability, sulfur has to gain 2 electrons. Therefore, the valency of sulphur is 2.

What is the number of electrons for sulfur?

2,8,6Sulfur / Electrons per shell

#### How does sulfur have 12 valence?

Sulfur has one more electron pair in its 3s subshell so it can undergo excitation one more time and place the electron in another empty 3d orbital. Now sulfur has 6 unpaired electrons which means it can form 6 covalent bonds to give a total of 12 electrons around its valence shell.

#### How will you find the valency of chlorine Sulphur?

1. So valency of Mg is 2 because its group is 2 and contains two valence electrons.
2. Valency of sulphur is 8−6=2 as sulphur is VIA group.
3. Valency of chlorine is 8−7=1 as chlorine is VIIA group. Was this answer helpful?