Oxygen Has An Atomic Number Of 8. The N = 1 Shell Has Two Electrons, And The N = 2 Shell Has Six Electrons. Oxygen's Valence Is?

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The group number in a periodic table tells us about the number of valence electrons in that certain element. So as Oxygen is in group 6 so it has six valence electrons in its outer most shell. It has two orbitals/shells. It has 2 electrons in  the first and remaining six in the 2nd shell thus completing in total 8 electrons. It needs two more electrons to achieve stability, 6+2=8, thus it will ahve 8 electron in the outer most shell too. Hope you got it. If you have any problem with chemistry I ll be happy to help! :)

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