Calculate the number of valence electrons in Vanadium using its electron configuration step by step.
Determine the number of valence electrons in Vanadium (V, Element 23)
The abbreviated (condensed) ground electronic configuration for Vanadium is:
[Ar] 3d3 4s2
Electrons in atomic orbitals outside the [Ar] core are the outermost electrons:
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 = 4) are valence electrons.
Vanadium (V) has 2 valence electron(s).