Problem: Determine the number of valence electrons in each of the following neutral atoms. Carbon Nitrogen Oxygen Chlorine Phosphorus

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For Main Group Elements, the number of valence electrons is based on the group number of that element.


Identify valence electrons by looking at the group number in the periodic table: 


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Determine the number of valence electrons in each of the following neutral atoms. 

Carbon 

Nitrogen 

Oxygen 

Chlorine 

Phosphorus

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