Explain why group 0 elements are found as single atoms.


Explain why group 0 elements are found as single atoms.

Electronic Configurations:

The electronic configurations of an atom relate to the number of electrons and how they are arranged in a atom. There are energy levels that fill from the lowest to the highest energy. The electrons with the lowest energies are closest to the nucleus. As the energy level increases the number of electrons each energy level can contain increases.

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Group 0 elements exist as single atoms because they are inert. The reason they are inert is because of their atomic configurations which leads to very...

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