What is the electron dot diagram for zinc?

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Jan 13, 2017

Answer:

The electron dot diagram for zinc is #"Zn:"#

Explanation:

Zinc (element number 30) is in the 4th Period of the Periodic Table.

From left to right, you count two #"4s"# electrons and ten #"3d"# electrons.

The #"3d"# shell is a filled inner shell, so only the #"4s"# electrons are valence electrons.

Thus, the electron dot structure for zinc is #"Zn:"#