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An atom that contains ten protons and ten electrons is likely to form covalent bonds with another atom. form ionic bonds with another atom. be chemically inert (stable).
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An atom containing ten protons and ten electrons is likely to be chemically inert (stable).
An atom has 10 electrons. Its electron configuration is 1s² 2s² 2p⁶. The last level gives us information about the period in which the element is present and the sum of the electrons at the last level gives us information about the group in which the element is. This element relates to Phase 2 and Group 2 + 6 = VIIIA (18). This group responds to noble gases so the element is expected to be chemically inert because its relief shell is complete with 8 electrons.