The total number of valence electrons in SOCl2 is 6 + 6 + 7(2) or 26 valence electrons. Dividing by 8, this implies a total of three bonds formed with the central atom (the least electronegative atom, or sulfur).
The Attempt at a Solution
However, in my teacher's solution, there appear to only be 24 electrons total. Sulfur seems to be missing an non-bonding pair of electrons.
Am I correct that there should be a pair of non-bonding electrons on sulfur?
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