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22 April, 01:01

Which of the following elements is not likely to form bonds?

A. gold

B. oxygen

C. neon

D. mercury

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  1. 22 April, 01:57
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    C. Neon is the element which is not likely to form bonds. This is because neon is a noble gas, which means that it already has the maximum of 8 valence electrons, and doesn't need more, whereas gold, oxygen, and mercury can bond more electrons.
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