Problem: In the electron configuration [Xe]6s24f145d106p4, which are valence electrons? A) all of the electrons after the [Xe] B) only the 4f14 electrons C) only the 6p4 electrons D) 6s2 and 6p4 electrons

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The electron configuration describes the distribution of electrons within its orbitals. The electron configuration gives the principal quantum number (n), the sub-shell (l) and the number of electrons in the subshell (x)

Example:


2

n = 1

subshell = s → 0

electrons = 2


Valence electrons are electrons found in the outermost shell.

These are the electrons that are

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In the electron configuration [Xe]6s24f145d106p4, which are valence electrons? 

A) all of the electrons after the [Xe] 

B) only the 4f14 electrons 

C) only the 6p4 electrons 

D) 6s2 and 6p4 electrons

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