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Can someone please explain to me how you get valence electron of Sulfur in a sulfate ion?

Ans:it's original 6 plus 6 more from the oxygens to which it is bonded. Sulfur's 3s and 3p subshells can only contain 8 of these 12 electrons
 
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Can someone please explain to me how you get valence electron of Sulfur in a sulfate ion?

Ans:it's original 6 plus 6 more from the oxygens to which it is bonded. Sulfur's 3s and 3p subshells can only contain 8 of these 12 electrons
I have no idea what your question is...but if this helps you have a total of 32 valence electrons. 24 from Oxygen, 6 from Sulfur and 2 from the -2 charge...is that what you are trying to ask?
 
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elements in period 3 and below can have expanded octets. The extra bonding electrons can sit in the d orbital