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An atom with 10 protons is stable because it's __________ is complete.


A

Duplet

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Valence charge

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C

Octet

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Nucleus

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Solution

The correct option is C

Octet


We are looking at Neon atom. Neon is stable as it has a full octet or valence shell of 8 electrons. It is the eight-electron arrangement in the outer electron shell of the noble-gas atoms.


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