How do the number of valence electrons relate to an element's chemical properties?

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Aug 21, 2016

Answer:

Chemistry is conceived to be the result of the sharing and transfer of electrons from one atom to another.

Explanation:

Metals are electron rich materials, and are typically reducing agents. On the other hand, non-metals, to the right of the Periodic Table, have high nuclear charges, and accept electron density. It is not a coincidence that oxygen and fluorine, the 2 most oxidizing elements, are situated to the far right of the Periodic Table.