Drawing the Lewis Structure for S2Cl2

Viewing Notes:

  • In the S2Cl2 Lewis structure the Sulfur atoms are placed in the center of the structure since they are the least electronegative.
  • The Lewis structure for S2Cl2 has 26 valence electrons available to work with.

Transcript: This is the S2Cl2 Lewis structure. We have 6 valence electrons for Sulfur, but we have 2 Sulfurs; and we have 7 valence electrons for Chlorine, but there are 2 Chlorines. We add that up, we have a total of 26 valence electrons for S2CL2. Sulfur is the least electronegative. So let's put the Sulfurs at the center and the Chlorines on the outside.

We'll put two electrons between each of the atoms to form a chemical bond--we've used 6. Go around the outside, we've used 8, and 18, so back to the central atoms. We have 20, 22, 24, and 26 valence electrons. So we've used all 26 valence electrons in the S2CL2 Lewis structure. chlorine has 8, it has an octet. Sulfur has 8, this Sulfur has 8, and then this Chlorine here also has a full outer shell with 8 valence electrons.

So that's the Lewis structure for S2CL2. This is Dr. B., and thanks for watching.