Class 10 Chemistry Carbon and Its Compounds Bonding in Oxygen

Bonding in Oxygen:

The atomic number of oxygen is 8 and has six electrons in its L shell.

This shell needs to either acquire or lose electrons two electrons to attain noble gas configuration of Neon.

So each atom of oxygen shares two electrons with other atom of oxygen to attain the nearest noble gas configuration.

The shared pair of electrons between the oxygen atoms constitutes a double bond between them and is also represented by two parallel lines between the two atoms as shown in figure and exists as O2 molecule.

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