valence electron

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an electron in the outer shell of an atom which can combine with other atoms to form molecules

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These values correspond to the amounts of energy required to remove bonding electrons from an atom's valence electron shells.
In the standard two-dimensional view, the table's row (horizontal) dimension specifies the number and arrangement of bonding electrons that occupy an element's outer, or valence, electronic shells, the region of all chemical bonding.