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Structure for acetate (SCl2)
(1) The total number of valence electrons present in SCl2 is:
Group Valence Electrons
S 6A 1 × 6 e– = 6 e–
Cl 7A 2 × 7 e– = 14 e–
Total: 20 valence e–
What valence orbitals, if any, remain unhybridized on the S atom in SCl2?
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