How many valence electrons does the carbon atom have in a carbon dioxide molecule ?

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Carbon contains four valence electrons and oxygen atoms contain six. These are the electrons of an atom that can participate in the formation of chemical bonds between atoms.  A molecule of carbon dioxide...

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