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Help with stability of full valence shell

  1. Oct 20, 2005 #1
    I am wondering about the real explaination that atoms have a tendancy to have higher stablity with a full valence shell. What forces are at work here besides the 'happy' atom.
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  3. Oct 22, 2005 #2
    Is this the wrong area for this thread or something else?
  4. Oct 22, 2005 #3


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    You already asked the same question and recieved a detailed response
  5. Oct 22, 2005 #4
    Yeah, but I asked here first and for some reason, it was not an appropriate question for this area, I suppose. That is why I asked the question in the other area.
  6. Oct 22, 2005 #5


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    Let the discussion proceed in the other forum.
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