How Many Bonds Does Sulfur Form. Most of the time a sulfur atom can form two bonds. Sulfur usually forms 2 bonds, e.g.
By the octet rule sulfur can make 2 covalent bonds. Why can sulphur have 6 bonds? Sulfur is capable of forming 6 bonds because it can have an expanded valence shell sulfur is in period 3 of the periodic table.