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Unformatted text preview: s subshell, leaving only one remaining electron in the only partially lled subshell (the 5 p subshell). In chemical reactions this electron would have the tendency to be transferred to another element, leaving the remaining 62 electrons in chemically stable, completely lled subshells. This situation is very similar to the case of sodium, which also has only one electron in a partially lled shell (the 3 s shell)....
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- Fall '08