Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 5 - Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 240f: 121c


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In Sulfur, one of the electrons in its outer shell is forced to share an orbital with another electron. Because of this, it is favorable for it to lose one electron, for it would give it a half-full shell.
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