how can sulfur tetrafluoride exist?

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  1. RSK25

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    how can sulfur tetrafluoride exist?
     
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    Nvm

    I was going to say because sulfur has access to d orbitals. But then I realized you said SF4 and not SF6
     
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    @DrDreams you are right - sp3d hybridization in Sulfur is what is occurring.
     
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    I concur
     
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    For SF4 ? You don't need that many orbitals, do you?
    Edit: NM, forgot about the electron pair.
     
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