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

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We are being asked to determine the valence electron in each of the following elements: Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Chlorine, Phosphorus


Valence electrons

• electrons in the outermost or highest energy level orbitals
 • valence e- can be determined using the Group # of the element:


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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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