Have two valence electrons and get to a stable electron configuration by using two electrons?
an element with 2 valence electrons can obtain a stable electron configuration by "kicking out" two electrons to have the same electron config as the noble gas in the previous period
Four: All of its valence electrons. If a silicon atom loses four electrons, it has the stable electron configuration of neon, while if the atom gains four electrons it has the stable electron configuration of argon. A silicon atom can also form a stable compound, as contrasted with a stable electron configuration for a single atom, by sharing four electrons with one or more other atoms.
Group 1 elements have one valence electrons. If this one electron is lost, they get stable noble gas configuration (octet of electrons). Hence they are reactive. Group 7 elements have seven valence electrons. If they gain one electron, they get the stable noble gas configuration. Hence they are reactive.
How many electrons do halogens have to lose or gain to achieve a stable noble gas electron configuration?
Beryllium is a metal. It has 2 valance electrons (in the outer shell), and therefore it tends to lose those electrons in order to achieve a stable electron configuration, which in the case of beryllium is also 2 electrons, but in the inner shell. Nitrogen is a nonmetal, with 5 valence electrons, and it tends to acquire more electrons in order to reach a stable electron configuration of 8. Less energy is need to lose…