Chemical Bonding – It’s Not About the Octet!

Why do atoms bond? Students, when asked this question, will often answer – to complete an octet of valence electrons. Their understanding of the concept of bonding is based on the idea that atoms ‘need’ a complete octet in its outer energy level. But, why do atoms need eight (or two) electrons in the outer […]

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