Problem: Imagine that in another universe atoms and elements are identical to ours, except that atoms with six valence electrons have particular stability (in contrast to our universe where atoms with eight valence electrons have particular stability). Give an example of an element in the alternative universe that corresponds to each of the following:a noble gas

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We have to write an example of a noble gas in an alternate universe where elements with 6 valence electrons are particularly stable.


Most stable elementsin our universe are the ones which have 8 valence electrons.

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Imagine that in another universe atoms and elements are identical to ours, except that atoms with six valence electrons have particular stability (in contrast to our universe where atoms with eight valence electrons have particular stability). Give an example of an element in the alternative universe that corresponds to each of the following:

a noble gas

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