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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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.
These values correspond to the amounts of energy required to remove bonding electrons from an atom's valence electron shells.