Lowest Energy

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Jessica Helfond 2F
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Lowest Energy

Postby Jessica Helfond 2F » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:15 pm

What does it mean by achieving "lowest energy" when bonding?

Mahir_Hasan2C
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Re: Lowest Energy

Postby Mahir_Hasan2C » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:38 pm

It just means that it is at it's most stable state.

Emily Kennedy 4L
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Re: Lowest Energy

Postby Emily Kennedy 4L » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:48 pm

When referring to the lowest energy it means that the molecule wants to have a full octet in the valence electrons. Therefore they have no electronegative energy.

Lily Smith 4C
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Re: Lowest Energy

Postby Lily Smith 4C » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:05 pm

Is this related to ground state at all? Like would lowest energy mean the electrons are in ground state?

Kathryn Wilhem 1I
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Re: Lowest Energy

Postby Kathryn Wilhem 1I » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:48 pm

Lowest energy does not have to do with ground state. Lowest energy is when all of the electrons are most stable, so when the octet of valence electrons is filled. This is only ground state for noble gases.


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