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Study the electron dot diagrams in Figure 1 above. Which of the elements are most likely to react and form a compound? What type of compound are they likely to form?

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    Bear in mind, atoms like to have full shells of electrons (first shell is full with 2, the second one with 8, as is the third. It gets more complex but that will do for now). Worth also realising that your diagrams only show the outer shell. So, there are two atoms there that when joined, leaves both with a full shell [clue, one loses, one gains], and they will be chemically combined (ionic bonding).

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    They are lewis dot diagrams so that should tell you that the compounds have to obey the octet rule. Actually, in this case, you can mix and match as long as the electrons are shared. For example,|dw:1352867270442:dw| Notice that C and F all obey the octet rule.

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