How does the electronic structure of the Noble Gases account for their lack of reactivity?
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This lack of reactivity, this inertness, can be traced to the electronic configuration of Group 18, which features a full valence shell. Because of this full valence shell, Noble Gases are
These days, we know that the Noble Gases do in fact form a few compounds with the more promiscuous oxidants, i.e. fluorine, and oxygen, and a Noble Gas chemistry has been developed.