Problem: How many valence electrons are in an atom of sulfur?

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To determine the number of valence electrons in an atom of sulfur? atom, let’s first write its electron configuration.

Ground-state means that Carbon is in its lowest energy form (not in excited state). Carbon also has no charge (neutral element) which means that no electrons are removed or added to the atom.

Neutral element:       Atomic number = # protons = # of electrons

Sulfur:

▪ Atomic number = 16

▪ # of electrons = 16 e-

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How many valence electrons are in an atom of sulfur?

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