Valence e-

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Valence e-

Postby McKenna_4A » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:45 pm

This is more quantum, but when do we include the d-orbital elements in the valence shell when a question asks how many valence e- a certain element had? I was under the impression you just counted atoms in the largest shell (so only s and p).

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Re: Valence e-

Postby MMckinney_4H » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:02 pm


Professor Lavelle actually explained this in a separate post.

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Re: Valence e-

Postby Omar Selim 1D » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:04 am

It's good practice to understand the whole concept of valence shells, but also understand that the bohr model is not always representative of reality

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Re: Valence e-

Postby Sara Richmond 2K » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:22 pm

Usually in terms of Chemical bonds, we usually just include the s and p orbitals when defining the number of valence electrons in the valence shells. You should definitely check out the other posts on this topic.

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