# What is the number of electrons on the outer shell of nickel?

##### 1 Answer
Jun 10, 2018

$2$

#### Explanation:

Electronic configuration of Nickel ($\text{_28"Ni}$) is

${\text{1s"^2\ "2s"^2\ "2p"^6\ "3s"^2\ "3p"^6\ "4s"^2\ "3d}}^{8}$

Outermost shell (${4}^{\text{th}}$ shell) contains $2$ electrons