Valence Electrons and their Role in Fulfilling the Octet Rule

Valence electrons are electrons of the outer shell, Silicon will be used as an example. The Octet rule states that electrons will be gained or lost (in the case of Ionic bonds) or shared (in the case of covalent bonds) to obtain the same number of electrons found in the nearest group 8 atom.

Key Words:

Valence Electrons, Shells, Octet Rule, Ionic Bond, Covalent Bond