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Problem 8 Easy Difficulty

Describe how the octet rule applies to covalent bonds.

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When atom share valence electrons, the ultimate goal is to complete the octet of each atom using the shared electron obtained from other atoms.

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this question asks you to describe how the octet rule applies to co Vaillant bonds well. First, let's define the octet rule and then defined Covalin bonds and see if we can describe how the octet rule applies to Covalin bonds. The octet rule states that Adams tend to gain, lose or share electrons in order to achieve a full set of eight valence electrons when they form bombs. So in the case of a Covalin bond where electrons are shared, that being the definition of a Covalin bond, then we are sharing electrons such that immediate thio. Each Adam is eight valence electrons. You will notice that to count the eight valence electrons surrounding each of these atoms involved in the co violent compound with covalin ponds, carbon dioxide, the shared electrons and that being counted twice. And the shared electrons are the bonding electrons

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