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When two atoms of chlorine combine to form one molecule of chlorine gas, the energy of the molecule is

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Correct option is C

In a chemical bond, the stability of a molecule is inversely proportional to the energy of a molecule or ion.

  Energy α 1stability

During the formation of a bond between atoms or ions the energy must be decreased to get extra stability.

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