How we get valency 2 in sulphur?

Asked by Jaiwanthsiva | 15th Apr, 2020, 01:51: PM

Expert Answer:

Atomic number of Sulphur is 16
Electronic configuration : 2,8,6
So, there are 6 valence elctrons in outermost orbit.
To obtain a stable electronic configuration of octet state, it is easier to gain 2 electrons than to lose 6 electrons.
Tharfore sulphur will acquire octet state by accepting 2 electrons and hence valency of sulphur is 2.

Answered by Varsha | 15th Apr, 2020, 02:32: PM