How many valence electrons does cadmium have?


How many valence electrons does cadmium have?

A Heavy Metal:

Cadmium is an element that is a heavy metal with atomic number 48 and in group 12 on the periodic table. It is used in a variety of products including nickel-cadmium batteries as well as phosphate fertilizer and is part of harmful chemicals in cigarette smoke.

Answer and Explanation:

Cadmium has two valence electrons. This means that it has two electrons located in its outer shell. These two electrons are easily lost, making a...

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