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Which element would have atoms with the same number of outer electrons as carbon atoms?



A. Silicon
B. Boron
C. Nitrogen
D. Neon

This question is part of Chemistry- Grade 10
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jan 18, 2020

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Jul 19, 2018

Silicon and carbon would have the same number of outer electrons because they are in the same columns. The periodic table is divided into columns and rows with columns containing elements with similar properties.

Each column is called a group and each group has the same number of electrons in the outer orbital. These electrons are also known as valence electrons.

 

fashionpolice

Fashionpolice

Answered Jan 20, 2018

The answer is Silicon because it is in the same column as Carbon

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 02, 2016

Silicon
 

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