An element has six valence electrons available for bonding. Which group of the periodic table does this element most likely belong to? a. group 2 b. group 4 c. group 16 d. group 18
The answer is C. Elements in groups 16 has six valance electrons.
c.group 16 Noble gases, group 18 have a full octet, having 6 valence electrons would then be two groups less.