We’re being asked to determine the number of valence electrons in copper with an electron configuration of [Ar]4s13d10
We can simply find the # of valence electron by examining the provided electron configuration. Recall that the superscript denotes the number of electron in the shell
Copper has the following ground-state electron configuration: [Ar]4s13d10. How many valence electrons does an atom of Cu have?
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