Valence electrons of transition metals

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Isabel Day 1D
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Valence electrons of transition metals

Postby Isabel Day 1D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:17 pm

Is there an easy way to find the number of valence electrons for transition metals on the periodic table? Is there some type of pattern, like with elements in the main groups?

NRobbins_1K
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Re: Valence electrons of transition metals

Postby NRobbins_1K » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:38 pm

The idea of valence electrons kind of breaks down when you get to elements that contain the D orbitals. Instead, the idea of 'outer electrons' makes more sense, in which you count the number of electrons after the previous noble gas configuration.

Lauren Sanchez 3D
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Re: Valence electrons of transition metals

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:02 pm

I remember seeing that the valence electron count for some elements repeat or skip a count, which ones would that be?


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