General Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1-28505-137-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-28505-137-6

Chapter 9 - Ionic and Covalent Bonding - Questions and Problems: 9.22

Answer

A- Sulphur

Work Step by Step

A- Sulfur is in group 16 and has 6 valance electrons and so does our element. Thus it is our answer. B- Iodine is in group 17 and thus has 7 valance electrons in it's outer orbital but our element has 6 C-Aluminium is in group 13 and thus has 3 valance electrons in it's outer orbital but our element has 6 D- Phosphorous is in group 15 and thus has 5 valance electrons in it's outer orbital but our element has 6 E-Silicon is in group 14 and thus has 4 valance electrons in it's outer orbital but our element has 6
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