Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 9 - Exercises - Page 421: 49

Answer

The diatomic molecules are stable because they have completely filled octets (duets for hydrogen) for the atoms.

Work Step by Step

As we can see in the Lewis structures of the molecules, they have completely filled octets (duets for hydrogen) for the atoms. So, they are stable.
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