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Using Electron-dot Diagrams Which Show Only the Outermost Shell Electrons, Show How a Molecule of Oxygen, O2, is Formed from Two Oxygen Atoms. What Name is Given to this Type of Bonding? (At. No. of Oxygen = 8) - Science

Using electron-dot diagrams which show only the outermost shell electrons, show how a molecule of oxygen, O2, is formed from two oxygen atoms. What name is given to this type of bonding? (At. No. of oxygen = 8)

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Solution

The atomic number of oxygen is 8. Its electronic configuration is 2, 6. Hence it has six electrons in its outermost shell.

In an oxygen molecule, one oxygen atom shares its two electrons with another oxygen atom. Hence this type of bonding is called covalent bonding.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-metals
Q 39 | Page 169
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