I think you might mean tetrathionite,
Well, here the
As you know, the oxidation number is the charge left on the central atom when all the bonding pairs of electrons are removed, with the charge devolved to the central. In practice, the sum of the oxidation numbers equals the charge on the ion, here
Given that the usual oxidation number of
But we can refine this further, and make some more pronouncements.
The structure of the ion is
Given that we can break up the sulfur chain in radicals (i.e. the 2 electrons are shared by the sulfur atoms in a
Do you see from where I am coming?
I think mass and charge are balanced, as required.