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As we know that the oxygen atom has 6 electrons in its outermost shell so, it needs 2 more electrons to achieve the stable 8-electron inert gas configuration. That is why, it combines with another oxygen atom and forms a molecule of oxygen.

This type of bonding is called a double covalent bond.

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