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There are 7 electrons in the highest occupied energy level of a neutral chlorine atom. 

1st energy level takes two electrons
2nd energy level takes eight electrons
3rd energy level takes eighteen electrons
Take note: The atomic number of an element is equal to its electrons. Since chlorine has an atomic number of 17 so it has also 17 electrons..
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