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Octet rule basically means that atoms are more stable when they have a full valence electron. In the s orbital, electrons can fit two electrons, in the p orbitals, the atom can fit six electrons, in the d orbital ten electrons, and in the f orbital 14 electrons. All atoms after beryllium have both an s and p orbital, and thus want a full valence shell of eight electrons(2+6=8), so they will either try to take electrons or lose electrons to empty the shell entirely depending on their electron affinity.
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