Molybdenum has how many valence electrons?

The valence electrons in molybdenum are six. Molybdenum has an atomic number of 42 and an electron configuration of 1s22s22p63s23p63d104s24p64d55s1, which means it has 2, 8, 18, 13, 1 electrons per shell. The valence electrons in the 4d55s1 are made up of electrons.

Molybdenum is represented by the symbol Mo. It is classed as a transition metal and belongs to Period 5 of the periodic table’s group 6 or d-block. It has a density of 10.2 grammes per centimetre cubed and an atomic mass of 95.96 grammes per mole. At room temperature, it is a solid and melts at 4,753 degrees Fahrenheit. Carl Scheele discovered molybdenum in 1778, and Peter Hjelm isolated it in 1781.

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Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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