# What type of atom is magnesium?

Jan 8, 2018

Metal

#### Explanation:

Metal, with two valence electrons (Period II element)

Jan 8, 2018

$1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{6} 3 {s}^{2}$ This means that neutral magnesium has 12 electrons.