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  1. #1 Energy Levels Help 
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    What is an element with 1-2 electrons in the outer energy level called? Please respond ASAP


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    Hmmmm, sounds like you are asking homework questions, so for this one you will have to look it up, try and google it.


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  4. #3 Not Really 
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    I really need to figure this out. I am working on a lab i made.
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    The outer electron shell is called the 'valence shell' now look it up.
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    And the valence shell cannot hold more than 8 electrons: that is the perfect state it is trying to reach. It does this by reacting with other elements.
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    Yep. I'm a little late to this, but I don't think I woulda given someone the answer for just homework on something as simple as that. Noble gases have eight already in the valence shell, so they are completed.
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    Elements with 1 electron in the valence shell are the alkali metals (Group 1)

    Elements with 2 electrons in the valence shell are the alkaline earth metals (Group 2).

    Was that what you were after?
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