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Lewis Structure; Non-bonding pair missing

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Homework Statement



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Homework Equations



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).

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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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Yes, indeed. The Sulphur atom has 10 electrons in the vecinity of the nucleus+first shell.
 

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