# Question #b23f6

May 1, 2017

16

#### Explanation:

The ${H}_{2} S {O}_{4}$ has eight covalent bonds formed. Each bond requires 2 electrons. $8 \times 2 = 16$

The Sulfate ion $S {O}_{4}^{-} 2$ uses six electrons from the sulfur to join with six electrons from the Oxygen leaving two un paired electrons on the Oxygens. $2 \times 6 = 12$ 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. $2 \times 2 = 4$ electrons.

$12 + 4 = 16$ electorns.