Select from the frequently asked questions below
- A chemical reaction involves either electron removal, electron addition, or electron sharing.
- The path a specific element will take depends on where the electrons are in the atom and how many there are.
- Valence electrons are the electrons in the highest occupied principal energy level of an atom.
- The number of valence electrons goes up by one for each step across a period until the last element is reached.
- Neon, with its configuration ending in s2p6, has eightValence electrons.
- How many valence electron does boron have?
Why do the atoms of some elements react easily with other atoms when the atoms of other elements are stable and do not react as easily?
Where on the periodic table (top, bottom, left, right) do we find the elements with the highest numbers of valence electrons?