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The Electrons Present in the Valence Shell of a Noble Gas Atom Can Be: (A) 8 Only (B) 2 Only (C) 8 Or 2 (D) 8 Or 4 - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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Question

The electrons present in the valence shell of a noble gas atom can be:
(a) 8 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 8 or 2
(d) 8 or 4

Solution

(c) 8 or 2

Helium is the only noble gas that has 2 electrons in its valence shell. Other noble gases have 8 electrons in their valence shells.

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Solution The Electrons Present in the Valence Shell of a Noble Gas Atom Can Be: (A) 8 Only (B) 2 Only (C) 8 Or 2 (D) 8 Or 4 Concept: Formation and Properties of Ionic Compounds.
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