What is the valency of the element?

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Aug 9, 2017

Answer:

This is formally the number of hydrogen atoms to which an element will bind.

Explanation:

#"Valency"# is an old-fashioned term, and nowadays it is more common to speak of #"oxidation state and oxidation number"#.

Given the definition, the valency of carbon is four; that of nitrogen and boron, three; that of the halogens, one........

Aug 9, 2017

Answer:

See Explanation.

Explanation:

Valency of an element is the number of electrons in the outermost shell of the element.