Problem: Each of the following elements is capable of forming an ion in chemical reactions.By referring to the periodic table, predict the charge of the most stable ion of S.

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We are asked to predict the charge of the most stable ion of S.

Recall that when becoming an ion, the element tries to achieve the configuration of the nearest noble gas (shaded purple). For each group in the periodic table, we have:



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Each of the following elements is capable of forming an ion in chemical reactions.

By referring to the periodic table, predict the charge of the most stable ion of S.