how many valence electrons does osmium have?

the chemical element osmium

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  • Vovó (Grandma)
    1 month ago

    Osmium has a total 76 electrons and a valence of 8.

    Its electronic configuration is 5d6 6s2.

    The better known osmium compound is OsO4 – Osmium tetroxide which has an oxidation number of 8.

  • Afro-G
    1 month ago

    Osmium has 2 valence electrons.

    It’s chemical structure on each shell (starting from the inner shells) is 2, 8, 18, 32, 14, 2 meaning it has 76 electrons overall.

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