How Many Electrons Does Oxygen Have?


Oxygen has 8 electrons in a single atom. It has 6 electrons in its valence orbital which means that it is always looking to make two bonds. You can find more information here:
Q&A Related to "How Many Electrons Does Oxygen Have"
First you want to start with how many electrons there are in a neutral atom. In a neutral atom, the number of electrons equals the number of protons, which equals the atomic number,
Oxygen: Number of Protons/Electrons: 8. Number of Neutrons: 8. Than...
Carbon shares all four of it's electron to the oxygen therefore giving them 'full electron clcouds.
Oxygen has 6 valence electrons which means it wants to gain 2 electrons by making 2 bonds or one double bond.
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