Valence electrons


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George_Zhu
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Valence electrons

Postby George_Zhu » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:30 pm

How many valence electrons does Mn has? Is the electrons in orbital 3s and 3p is the valence electrons of Mn? Why they are or not?

Jeril Joseph 1B
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Re: Valence electrons

Postby Jeril Joseph 1B » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:29 pm

From my understanding, Manganese (Mn) would have 7 valence electrons: 2 from the electrons in the 4s orbital and 5 from the 3d orbital. I don't think you count the previous orbitals when considering valence electrons since that's already substituted by the adjacent noble gas, which is Argon. Those electrons up to Argon are not in the outermost shell. Therefore, they wouldn't be counted as valence electrons.

Brian Kwak 1D
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Re: Valence electrons

Postby Brian Kwak 1D » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:26 pm

Mn would have 7 valence electrons. If you look at the configuration which is [Ar] 3d^5 4s^2. You can see that there is 7 electrons which could possibly be used to bond and since its in the 4th period. Since argon is a Nobel gas the electrons in those states/orbitals will not bond because it is already stable as it is. Hope this helps.

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Re: Valence electrons

Postby nicknavejas1B » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:45 pm

Are you guys just using the periodic table to determine the # of VE?

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Re: Valence electrons

Postby nicknavejas1B » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:46 pm

Wait I just answered my own question nevermind


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