Titanium valence electrons

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Titanium valence electrons

Postby DLee_1L » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:19 am

By definition, is titanium's valence electron count 2 because there are only 2 electrons in the highest energy level (4s) or is it four because the 4s and 3d shells are on a similar energy level?

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Re: Titanium valence electrons

Postby kpang_4H » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:56 am

I don't think we count valence electrons for d-block elements but they can have multiple oxidation states.

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Re: Titanium valence electrons

Postby Ramneet Sandhu 3D » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:24 pm

Since it is a transition metal, the amount of valence electrons the element has can vary.

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