Question 1 Report
Which of the following processes is not exhibited by atoms in order to attain more stable electron configuration?
The process that is not exhibited by atoms in order to attain more stable electron configuration is hybridization of orbitals. Atoms can become more stable by gaining or losing electrons to attain a full valence shell, which is the electron configuration of a noble gas. This process is called electron transfer. On the other hand, hybridization of orbitals refers to the mixing of atomic orbitals to form new hybrid orbitals. This process is not directly related to stability in terms of electron configuration, but it may be necessary for atoms to form certain chemical bonds. So, the answer is hybridization of orbitals is not exhibited by atoms in order to attain more stable electron configuration.