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Octet fule in forming compounds

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:38 pm
by Isabella Barkett 1G
How does calcium obey the octet rule when reacting to form compounds?

Re: Octet fule in forming compounds

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 1:39 pm
by Eli Esagoff_1I
If calcium loses two electrons (becoming Ca^2a) it will have the structure of Argon, having eight valence electrons.

Re: Octet fule in forming compounds

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:02 pm
by Neha Divi 1K
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.