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According to octet rule, atoms tends to acheive  _____ electrons in the outermost shell.


  1. six
  2. four
  3. eight
  4. one


Solution

The correct option is C eight

According to Lewis octet rule, the atoms prefer to achieve (nearest noble gas electronic configuration) eight electrons in their valence shell.
Atoms either lose or gain valence electrons to achieve octet or they share electrons to form covalent bond with other atom.

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