Confusion with covalent

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Alfred Barrion 2H
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Confusion with covalent

Postby Alfred Barrion 2H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:35 pm

Why do shared atoms want to be at a noble gas configuration?

Hussain Chharawalla 1G
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Re: Confusion with covalent

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 pm

It is the most stable form for an atom to have their s and p orbitals filled. When their s and p orbitals are filled (octet rule=8 electrons), they reach noble gas configuration

Lauren Sanchez 3D
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Re: Confusion with covalent

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:39 pm

I believe it is because a noble-gas configuration of electrons is the most stable for an atom to have.

Yuri Lin 4H
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Re: Confusion with covalent

Postby Yuri Lin 4H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:40 pm

I think it's just a general principle of atomic bonding that atoms want to fill up orbitals to reach a stable state. Noble gas configuration just means that all the orbitals are filled, so covalent bonding and sharing of electrons is a way to get that stability. Hope that was helpful in some way!


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