How many valence electrons are in atom of radon?

1 Answer
May 16, 2014

Radon is a Noble Gas found in the 6th energy level (row) of the periodic table. Noble Gases, re in the 18th column, Group VIIIA.
This means Radon will end in a electron configuration of #6p^6#.

The Noble Gas (core) notation for Radon is

#[Xe] 6s^2 4f^14 5d^10 6p^6#

The valence level, (highest energy level s and p orbitals) is #6s^2 6p^6#

Radon has eight valence electrons. Like all Noble Gases, Radon is considered stable with a complete octet of electrons, filling the s and p orbitals.

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