Chemistry Commandment #1: The Octet Rule

The rule of 8 becomes the “the octet rule” and serves as a unifying force to better understand chemical bonding

“I am a real Americannnnn” — sorry, I have that jam in my head from last time (hey, it’s better than the Shawn Michaels theme). I’m still all tingly from acknowledging the first ‘Merikan to significantly contribute to the history of chemistry. That’s not to say that ‘Merikans haven’t contributed — it’s just the first time we’ve encountered one on this journey as I’m presenting…