What is the octet rule of carbon?
The octet rule is the understanding that most atoms seek to gain stability in their outer most energy level by filling the s and p orbitals of the highest energy level with eight electrons.
Carbon has an electron configuration of
However, now carbon has 10 electrons and only 6 protons making it a -4 charge anion
Although, carbon can also lose four electrons and become stable at
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