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# Oxidation state, covalency and total number of lone pairs on sulphur in S8

Oxidation state, covalency and total number of lone pairs on sulphur in S8 molecule respectively.(1) 0,0,8; (2) 0,2,16; (3) 0,16,16; (4) 2,8,16.

In $S_8$ molecule each atom is attached to two sulphur atom by singled bond and each sulphur has two lone pair, σ bonds = 8, lone pair =16
Oxidation number of sulphur is zero in $S_8$ as in any monotonic molecule.
Covalency of sulphur in $S_8$(octa-sulphur) is 2 as each sulphur atom form two covalent bonds in crown like structure.