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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The element-specificity of RIXS will also allow us to determine the microscopic exchange interactions in complex materials with both 3d and 4d valence electrons, and its high sensitivity will enable experiments on operational device structures comprising only a few monolayers.
With the 102-atom gold cluster, each gold atom in the cluster donated one valence electron.
The metal's atoms (smallest units of an element) bind with carbon's four valence electrons (electrons in an atom's outer shell) to make a fuel ingredient.
Polarization of the core electrons by valence electrons affects the potential in which the valence electrons move.
Electron shells are shown as circles around the chemical symbol for the element, with dots in the circle representing the valence electrons and circles representing the inner electron shells.
Consequently, when an atom combines with other atoms, it tends to lose or gain valence electrons to acquire a stable configuration.
2] molecule characterizes a 4-body system due to the independence of the orbitals of the two valence electrons as requested by quantum chemistry, under which conditions no exact solution is possible.
The soft x-ray emissions result from radiative transitions involving valence electrons.
Valence electrons, which are located in outer orbits, participate in chemical bonds.
Atomic structure, valence electrons, and covalent bonding
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