# How does the valence electron configuration work for sulfur?

May 15, 2014

Sulfur is located in the 3rd energy level (row) and Group VIA (16th column) of the periodic table. This is the 4th column of the p block,meaning Sulfur must end in a configuration of $3 {p}^{4}$.

The electron configuration for sulfur is $1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} {p}^{6} 3 {s}^{2} 3 {p}^{4}$
This means that sodium has a valence shell of $\left[N e\right] 3 {s}^{2} 3 {p}^{4}$.

The valence level, (highest energy level s and p orbital) is $3 {s}^{2} 3 {p}^{4}$

Sulfur has six valence electrons.

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