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27.15: O

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
octet rule
Rule that states that atoms tend to form compounds in ways that give them eight valence electrons and thus the electron configuration of a noble gas.
The three-dimensional region of space that indicates where there is a high probability of finding an electron.
organic chemistry
Branch of chemistry that is the study of carbon-containing chemicals.
organic compounds
Covalently bonded compounds containing carbon, excluding carbonates and oxides.
The full or partial loss of electrons or the gain of oxygen.
oxidation number
A positive or negative number that is assigned to an atom to indicate its degree of oxidation or reduction.
oxidation-reduction reaction
A reaction that involves the full or partial transfer of electrons from one reactant to another.
oxidizing agent
A substance that causes oxidation by accepting electrons.
Acid that consists of hydrogen, oxygen, and a third element.

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