Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond
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1. Which of the following represents the most stable arrangement of electrons?a. atoms with completely filled valence shells b. elements that are positioned on the far right column of the periodic table of elementsc. inert gases such as helium, neon and argond. atoms with a total of 2, 10, 18 or 36 electronse. all of the aboveAns: eLink To:Electron Shells, the Periodic Table, and Chemical BondsDegree of Difficulty: Easy2. Freezing and boiling are examples of a. processes that cause physical changes. b. oxidation/reduction reactions.c. polymerization.d. temperature changes that form ionic bonds.e. processes that cause chemical changes.Ans: aLink To:States of Matter Degree of Difficulty: Easy3. Chemical bonds area. the attraction among atoms resulting from the destruction of electrons. b. an unstable configuration among two or more elements.c. the redistribution of electrons between atoms, leading to a more stable configuration.d. sharing of electrons in the lowest energy level.e. explained in laws of thermodynamics.Ans: cLink To:Electron Shells, the Periodic Table, and Chemical BondsDegree of Difficulty: Easy158