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how many valence electrons does Sulfer have?

carbon has 4 electrons
chlorine has ? electrons
fluorine has 7 electrons
 
ok i think i answered half of my own question...sulfer has 6 electrons and im takeing a guess and going to say chlorine has 7 also? can someone please tell me in im correct?
 
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southerngirl5390 said:
ok i think i answered half of my own question...sulfer has 6 electrons and im takeing a guess and going to say chlorine has 7 also? can someone please tell me in im correct?
Yes, sulfur has 6 and chlorine has 7. You're going to need to understand why, or else your knowledge of chemistry will not develop much further. Look at the columns of the periodic table, for starters.
 

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