Question #0069e

Oct 5, 2016

Answer:

To have a full valence shell.

Explanation:

The electron configuration of oxygen is $1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{4}$. A full valence shell like the noble gases have is ${s}^{2} {p}^{6}$. Oxygen needs two more electrons to achieve this.