Octet fule in forming compounds

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Isabella Barkett 1G
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:01 am

Octet fule in forming compounds

Postby Isabella Barkett 1G » Sat May 12, 2018 12:38 pm

How does calcium obey the octet rule when reacting to form compounds?

Eli Esagoff_1I
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:02 am

Re: Octet fule in forming compounds

Postby Eli Esagoff_1I » Sat May 12, 2018 1:39 pm

If calcium loses two electrons (becoming Ca^2a) it will have the structure of Argon, having eight valence electrons.

Neha Divi 1K
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:02 am

Re: Octet fule in forming compounds

Postby Neha Divi 1K » Sat May 12, 2018 7:02 pm

As the person above stated, calcium has two valence electrons (from the 4s orbital) that is must lose to have a complete octet. When it does this, it will behave like the atom Argon.


Return to “Octet Exceptions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest