Question #b23f6

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May 1, 2017

Answer:

16

Explanation:

The # H_2SO_4# has eight covalent bonds formed. Each bond requires 2 electrons. # 8 xx 2 = 16#

The Sulfate ion # SO_4^-2# uses six electrons from the sulfur to join with six electrons from the Oxygen leaving two un paired electrons on the Oxygens. # 2 xx 6 = 12# electrons

The two hydrogens that create the acid each have one electron. These two electrons from the two hydrogen join with the two unpaired electrons from the Oxygens. # 2 xx 2 = 4# electrons.

# 12 + 4 = 16# electorns.