How many bonds does Sulfur forms to ahieve stability?

In terms of bonding, I see sulfur sometimes form 4 single bonds with surrounding atoms, and sometimes form 6 single bonds. How do you know which one to follow when you are given the formula for a molecule?

When does sulfur form 6 single bonds in a molecule?

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Does a lone pair of electrons count as a single bond for sulfur?


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