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State What is Meant by ‘Stable Electronic Configuration’. - Chemistry

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‘Valency is also the number of electrons – donated or accepted by an atom so as to achieve the stable electronic configuration of the nearest noble gas’. With reference to this definition –
State what is meant by ‘stable electronic configuration’.

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Solution

Stable electronic configuration means to have 2 electrons in the 1st [or K] outermost shell-like He – [Duplet].
OR
8 electrons in outermost orbit like other nearest noble gas – [Octet].

Concept: The Combining Capacity of Elements
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Viraf J. Dalal Class 8 New Simplified Middle School Chemistry
Chapter 4 Atomic Structure
Exercise | Q 13.1
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