Valence Electrons Counting

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Rian Montagh 2K
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Valence Electrons Counting

Postby Rian Montagh 2K » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:18 am

Why do only the s and p electrons count as valence electrons for most atoms?

Hanniel U 2B
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Re: Valence Electrons Counting

Postby Hanniel U 2B » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:16 pm

Valence electrons are the outer electrons that are involved in bonding and they hold the highest energy. That's why electrons in the s and p orbitals are valance electrons.

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