Problem: Which is more stable at room temperature, a Cl2 molecule or two separate Cl atoms?

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We are asked which is more stable at room temperature, a Cl2 molecule or two separate Cl atoms.


Cl → Atomic number → 17

Electron configuration: 1s22s22p63s23p5


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Which is more stable at room temperature, a Cl2 molecule or two separate Cl atoms?

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