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Number Of electrons in Oxygen

How many electrons are there in oxygen?

8

The elements belonging to Group 16 of the periodic table are characterized by electron configurations in which six electrons occupy the outermost shell. An atom having such an electronic structure tends to form a stable shell of eight electrons by adding two more, producing an ion that has a double negative charge.

Source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/436953/oxygen-group-element/81034/Comparison-of-properties

This fact is verified on : December 9, 2009.





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