Problem: What valence orbitals, if any, remain unhybridized on the S atom in SCl2?

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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 e6 e

Cl        7A                   2 × 7 e14 e

Total:  20 valence e

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What valence orbitals, if any, remain unhybridized on the S atom in SCl2?

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