Problem: Part A. If the following elements were to form an ionic compound, which noble-gas configuration would they most likely attain?Drag the appropriate elements to their respective bins.When main group elements react, they tend to acquire eight outer-shell electrons (ns2np6). This is called an octet, and it is a particularly stable configuration.Nonmetals in the third period and beyond can break the octet rule because they have vacant d orbitals that allow them to accommodate more than eight outer-shell electrons.

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Part A. If the following elements were to form an ionic compound, which noble-gas configuration would they most likely attain?

Drag the appropriate elements to their respective bins.

When main group elements react, they tend to acquire eight outer-shell electrons (ns2np6). This is called an octet, and it is a particularly stable configuration.

Nonmetals in the third period and beyond can break the octet rule because they have vacant d orbitals that allow them to accommodate more than eight outer-shell electrons.

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