How many number of electrons are in outer shell level of oxygen?

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Apr 19, 2018



Oxygen is column 16 of the periodic table along with elements like sulfur. They all have 6 valence electrons in their outer shell making them strong reducers and very good oxidizing agents. In nature, it is almost impossible to find an Oxygen atom with only 6 electrons, as this state is extremely unstable. More likely you will find them bonded ionically or covalently with other atoms or molecules.