Octet Rule Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Octet Rule

This is an example of the octet rule, using carbon dioxide.
This is the Lewis structure of carbon dioxide, illustrating the octet rule. Ben Mills
Octet Rule Definition: Refers to the principle that bonded atoms share their eight outer electrons. The octet rule is a 'rule' that is sometimes broken.

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