Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 2 - Test Your Understanding - Level 2 - Application/Analysis - Page 43: 7


c. H$_2$S

Work Step by Step

Hydrogen has 1 electron and needs 1 more to fill its valence shell. Sulfur has 6 valence electrons and needs 2 more to fill its shell. Therefore, there needs to be 2 hydrogens and 1 sulfur so that sulfur is able to reach its octet and the two hydrogens will have full valence shells, too.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.