Valence

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VA lence

2

first

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Non-Chemistry Usage

The valence of carbon is usually 4. Valence electrons are in the outermost shell of an atom and take part in bonding.

What is the valence of carbon in carbon monoxide and in carbon dioxide?

Is valence-shell electron-pair repulsion theory as good as quantum mechanics for predicting the shapes of molecules?

 

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