If number of electrons in O2 molecule is 16 and electronic configration is 2,8,6. Then how it is stable?

Asked by  | 14th Jan, 2014, 06:38: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Oxygen atom has atomic number 8 and has electronic configuration 2, 6.
  • Oxygen atom requires two electrons to complete its octet state.
  • So two oxygen atoms  mutually agree and each oxygen atom contributes two electrons and so they have two shared pairs of electrons between them.
  • Both atoms attain an octet, resulting in the formation of a double covalent bond between them.        


Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 15th Jan, 2014, 09:10: AM

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