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605379296 wrote:If there's a charge on an element, do we always try to move the electrons to complete an orbital or at least make it a half-filled orbital?
The main goal is to lose/gain electrons in order to result in a full valence shell. The half filled orbital and s1 orbital applies only to the metals that are exceptions. But overall, atoms tend to try to obtain full and half filled orbitals as they are the most stable state
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