# Write lewis symbol for ""_16"S"?

Jul 23, 2018

Refer to the explanation.

#### Explanation:

Sulfur is in group 16/VIA, so its atoms have six valence electrons. The Lewis dot symbol for an element represents the valence electrons as dots. Write the symbol S for sulfur, then place one dot at the top, on the right, on the bottom, and on the left of the S. Then add one more dot at the top and on the right of the S.