Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 20 - Oxidation-Reduction Reactions - Standardized Test Prep: 11

Answer

Sulfur tends to gains TWO electrons - to fill its valence shell of 6 electrons to make a full octet of 8 electrons. This means its a reduction, and therefore the ION should be larger in size as shown in the picture.

Work Step by Step

Sulfur tends to gains TWO electrons - to fill its valence shell of 6 electrons to make a full octet of 8 electrons. This means its a reduction, and therefore the ION should be larger in size as shown in the picture.
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