Calculate the number of valence electrons in Osmium using its electron configuration step by step.
Determine the number of valence electrons in Osmium (Os, Element 76)
The abbreviated (condensed) ground electronic configuration for Osmium is:
[Xe] 4f14 5d6 6s2
Electrons in atomic orbitals outside the [Xe] core are the outermost electrons:
4f14 5d6 6s2
Extract the principle quantum number, n, and number of electrons from the electron configuration:
|Electron Configuration||n||Orbital||Number of Electrons|
The outermost electrons with the largest principal quantum number (in this case, n = 6) are valence electrons.
Osmium (Os) has 2 valence electron(s).