Does electron arrangement determine ionic stability?

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Nikki asked the Naked Scientists:
   
How is the stability of an atom or ion related to its electron arrangement?

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« Last Edit: 14/12/2010 12:30:04 by _system »

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Does electron arrangement determine ionic stability?
« Reply #1 on: 14/12/2010 12:53:29 »
In essence, a filled outer electron energy level is more stable. There are of course always exception though.