How many valence electrons are there in the oxygen atom?
six, read your periodic table and look at the electron
configurations. the last number is how many electrons are in the
valence orbital. the number of electrons in that valence orbital
and how many valence electrons there are in that atom. oxygen has a
2-6 configuration, hence six valence electrons. lewis dot diagram
has a capital O surrounded by three pairs of dots (six total),
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Oxygen has 6 valence electrons.