Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 8 - Covalent Bonding - 8 Assessment: 44

Answer

Neon has a full octet, so it can exist alone. Chlorine has 7 valence electrons, so it exists bonded with another atom in nature.

Work Step by Step

Neon has a full octet, so it can exist alone. Chlorine has 7 valence electrons, so it exists bonded with another atom in nature.
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