How do you use the periodic table to determine the number of valence electrons?

1 Answer
Mar 10, 2017

Answer:

The rows identify the electrons from 1 - 8. You must ignore transition metals for this to work.

Explanation:

The rows identify the electrons from 1 - 8. You must ignore transition metals for this to work.

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Additionally, you can use the column (again, ignoring transition metals) to find the number of orbits in Bohr-Rutherford diagram.

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