Atoms and Atomic Structure

# What is the greatest number a valence electrons can have?

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8. Valence electrons are the outer ring of electrons. Once you get to 8 you start a new ring. There are some instances when this is untrue, but as a rule the answer is 8

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## Related Questions  The elements of group 17 except fluorine have the most number of valence electrons and it is seven. Far from it. Aluminum has 3 valence electrons. The highest number is 8, which the noble gases other than helium have (helium has only 2). Metals can have 1, 2, or 3 valence electrons, so aluminum has the greatest number that an element can have if it is a metal. Once you get to 4 valence electrons (which the element carbon has) you are in the nonmetal range.  the number of valence electrons is the number group on the table its on Take the atomic number then subtract the amount of valence electrons. Example: Number of non valence (inner) electrons in Sulfur: 16 (atomic number) - 6 (valence electrons) = 10 (valence or inner electrons)   The group numbers tell the number of valence electrons. Without looking on the group number you can also tell the number of valence electrons by looking at the highest energy level in the electronic configuration.  The expected number of valence electrons for a group 3 A element is 5 number of valence electrons. The Group Number of the Element you're working on determines the number of Valence Electrons. Valence electrons are electrons in the outside energy level. Valence electrons describe the number of available electrons for bonding. The group number describes outermost electron. The elements in same group has same valence electrons.The number of electrons available for bonding are the valence electrons. In an element, the group number is equal to the number of valence electrons. So the number of electrons available for bonding can be identified by the group number.  No. Valence is the number of bonds an atom can form. A valence electron is an electron in an atom's outermost shell. The number of valence electrons is generally not the same as the number of valence electrons. For example, fluorine has 7 valence electrons, but a valence of 1. Wrong. Electrons (not valence electrons) are equal to protons and atomic number.      There are 7 valence electrons in chlorine.   ###### Atoms and Atomic StructureChemistryBerylliumPeriodic TablePhysicsElements and CompoundsSeleniumNoble Gases Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.