The Life of a Valence Electron
The important job of a valence electron
A valence electron is the electron found on the outer most shell of the atom. Like other atoms, it has a negative charge to make the atom neutral. The only things that makes this electron different from the others is its ability to determine the atom’s chemical properties. It also determines whether the atom will bond with other atoms. An example of a valence electron is magnesium. It has a total of 12 electrons, making Magnesium come in with two Valence electrons.