What is the Octet Rule?

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Michelle N - 2C
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What is the Octet Rule?

Postby Michelle N - 2C » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:19 am

I am still a little confused about what the Octet Rule is. Can someone explain to me what the concept is?

thanh24mai
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Re: What is the Octet Rule?

Postby thanh24mai » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:33 am

the octet rule just refers to how atoms prefer having eight electrons in their valence shells, which means their shell is completely full, making them very stable.

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Re: What is the Octet Rule?

Postby HannahBui 2K » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:41 am

The Octet Rule states that elements usually bond so that each atom has a full electron shell (which is 8 electrons). This happens because atoms with a full electron shell are the most stable. Hope this helped!

Audrie Chan-3B
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Re: What is the Octet Rule?

Postby Audrie Chan-3B » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:58 am

The octet rules state that atoms have 8 electrons in their valence shells. When there are eight, then the atom is stable.

vanessas0123
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Re: What is the Octet Rule?

Postby vanessas0123 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:40 pm

The octet rules states that atoms prefer to have a full thus stable electron shell, which includes 8 electrons.This rules applies when drawing lewis structures!

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Re: What is the Octet Rule?

Postby PGao_1B » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:39 pm

The concept of the octet rule is that elements tend to bond in such a way that each atom has eight electrons in its valence shell, giving it the same electronic configuration as a noble gas.


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