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What type of bond is oxygen and chlorine?

Covalent Bonds

Atom Valence
Chlorine 1
Iodine 1
Oxygen 2
Sulfur 2

What type of bonds do diatomic elements have?

Bonding in Diatomic Molecules In homonuclear diatomic molecules, the bonding is covalent. Each atom in the molecule has equal electronegativity; electrons are shared equally between the two atoms. In heteronuclear diatomic molecules, the atoms differ in electronegativity; these molecules have polar covalent bonds.

What is the bond in the diatomic molecule O2?

double bond

What makes helium lonely?

Helium may have spent its entire life as an element never forming a compound. This sounds like a lonely existence but each atom of helium is quite happy by itself. Helium with its two neutrons and two protons in the nucleus is very stable. The two electrons whizzing around the nucleus fill a ‘shell’.

Which is more stable helium or neon?

Explanation: The filled outer shells of Group VIIIA or the noble gases makes all me members of this family ( including Helium, Neon and Argon) the most stable of all the elements. Helium having the smallest outer electron shell needs only two electrons to fill first shell.

Why does neon prefer to be alone?

Just like helium (He) and argon (Ar), neon floats around all by itself. It is non-reactive because it’s shells are full. Because neon has two atomic shells, it needs two electrons in the first and eight to fill the second. Hope it helps you!

What does neon combine with?

Neon is also used to make high voltage indicators and is combined with helium to make helium-neon lasers. Liquid neon is used as a cryogenic refrigerant.

Is ar a noble gas?

Noble gas, any of the seven chemical elements that make up Group 18 (VIIIa) of the periodic table. The elements are helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), radon (Rn), and oganesson (Og).

What is the noble gas configuration for chlorine?

[Ne] 3s² 3p⁵