Problem: How many valence electrons do the halogens possess?a. 5b. 6c. 2d. 1e. 7

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We're being asked to determine the number of valence electrons the halogens possess.

From the periodic table, we can see that halogens are in Group 7A, and p-block.

• Before reaching a halogen, you will pass through the atomic orbitals ns, np

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How many valence electrons do the halogens possess?

a. 5

b. 6

c. 2

d. 1

e. 7

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