Problem: In the Lewis structure for SF6 , the central sulfur atom shares __________ electrons.A. 4B. 8C. 10D. 12E. None of the above, because SF6  is an ionic compound.

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We are asked how many electrons does the central atom S shares in the Lewis structure for SF6 .


To do so, we first need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Count the shared electrons


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In the Lewis structure for SF6 , the central sulfur atom shares __________ electrons.

A. 4

B. 8

C. 10

D. 12

E. None of the above, because SF6  is an ionic compound.

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