How do you write the orbital diagram for sulfur?

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Aug 21, 2017

Answer:

Well, we use the #"aufbau principle"#, and for sulfur, #Z=16#....

Explanation:

And thus.....#1s^(2)2s^(2)2p^(6)3s^(2)3p^4#; this distributes the 16 electrons appropriately. Given this configuration, sulfur commonly forms sulphide anion, i.e. #S^(2-)#. Can you give the electronic description for #S^(2-)#. What other element shares this configuration?