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Is it true that metals are not monoatomic?Please give a detailed explanation.


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Monatomic or monoatomic elements are elements that are stable as single atoms. Mon- or Mono- means one. In order for an element to be stable by itself, it needs to have a stable octet of valence electrons.

These stable monoatomic elements are basically the noble gases, none of which are metals.

Hence metals are not monoatomic as they cannot be in stable form as a single atom

Hope this helps :)

Chemistry

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