# Why do noble gases rarely form bonds with other atoms?

Jan 11, 2018

Because they don't need to

#### Explanation:

Vocabulary:

Group: a column on the periodic table.
Period: a row on the periodic table.
Valence Electrons: electrons in the outermost shell of element, used in bonding

In general, many elements (except $\text{H}$ and $\text{He}$) want to have 8 valence electrons. They will try to gain/lose valence electrons through bonding.