Problem: The chemical behavior (whether it likes to form bonds with other atoms) of an atom is determined by: a. the number of electrons in its outermost energy shell. b. the number of electrons in all of its shells. c. the number of protons in its valence shell. d. the number of protons in its nucleus. e. the number of protons and neutrons in its nucleus.

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The chemical behavior (whether it likes to form bonds with other atoms) of an atom is determined by:

a. the number of electrons in its outermost energy shell.

b. the number of electrons in all of its shells.

c. the number of protons in its valence shell.

d. the number of protons in its nucleus.

e. the number of protons and neutrons in its nucleus.