Are inert gases in the same group of the periodic table?

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May 2, 2017



All the inert gases are part of the VIIIA group. This group is also called the Noble Gases.

All of these gases have a stable electron configuration where there are no normally useable electrons. The electron configuration has the outmost electron shell completely filled. There is no need to add electrons or remove electrons to become stable.

Helium has an electron configuration of # 1 s^2# which fills the first shell. All the other inert gases have the general electron configuration of #s^2p^6#