Problem: How many valence electrons does argon, Ar, have and what are its specific valence electrons?

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Ar  → Group VIIIA  → 8 valence electrons

Electron configuration of Ar is:

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How many valence electrons does argon, Ar, have and what are its specific valence electrons?

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