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Valance electrons please help!

  1. Nov 16, 2006 #1
    how many valence electrons does Sulfer have?

    carbon has 4 electrons
    chlorine has ? electrons
    fluorine has 7 electrons
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  3. Nov 16, 2006 #2
    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?
  4. Nov 16, 2006 #3
    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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