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Number of Valence Electrons in Oxygen

How many valence electrons does oxygen have?

6.

An oxygen atom has a total of 6 valence electrons. Valance electrons are negatively charged particles which are found in the outermost electron shell of an atom. Elements having the same number of valence electrons as oxygen are grouped in Group 16 of the periodic table of elements.

This fact is verified on : February 15, 2010.





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