What is the number of valence electrons for #SBr_4#?

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May 8, 2018

Answer:

This is very much a specialty chemical that would be as rare as rocking-horse poo...

Explanation:

And so we got #SBr_4#, i.e. #6_"sulfur"+4xx7_"bromine"=34*"valence electrons"#...17 electrons pairs to distribute by VESPER... Electronic geometry around sulfur is thus #"trigonal bipyramidal"# to a first approx. and molecular geometry is conformationally mobile #"see-saw"#. The #""^19F# #"NMR spectrum"# of the homologue #SF_4# would SHOW the one signal given the soft, easy exchange of equatorial and axial halides....