Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 8 - Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding - Exercises - Page 336: 8.59a


This statement is true.

Work Step by Step

Having a full s and p shell is generally a stable state for an atom. A full s shell has two electrons while a p shell can have up to six electrons. When we add these two together, we get that a full s and p shell, which is stable, has a total of 8 valence electrons.
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