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The noble gas family, sometimes also called the inert gases, all have their valence shells filled with the maximum number of electrons allowed for that shell. And because each noble gas is "maxed out" as far as the population of the valence band, the elements aren't inclined to react with any other elements. They even travel around as single atoms, unlike other gases which usually travel in pairs (diatomic molecules).

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Q: How is the noble gas family different from all other families on the periodic table?
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