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Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:24 pm
by Victoria Zheng--2F
Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron (B), or is Boron a special exception that only needs 6 valence electrons?

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:27 pm
by Sahil Jog 1F
The octet rule does not apply for boron, as it would be more stable with 6 valence electrons, when bonded to other atoms.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:31 pm
by Daniel Martinez 1k
No, the Octet rule does not apply to Boron bc it is more stable with 6 e-.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:33 pm
by simmoneokamoto3K
Unlike the other elements, boron is not one of the elements subject to the octet rule as it is more stable when it has 6 electrons rather than eight.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:43 pm
by Emily_4B
What other elements are not subject to the octet rule?

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:30 pm
by Sahil Jog 1F
Other elements not subject to the octet rule are Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, and Beryllium.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:37 pm
by Tiffany Vo 3G
Sulfur is capable of forming 6 bonds as seen in SF6 but I'm not sure if we need to know that particular exception.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:17 am
by Erik Buetow 1F
H, He, Li, and Be all do not apply to the octet rule. Boron also does not apply because it acts as a more stable atom with 6 electrons rather than 8.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:00 pm
by Malia Shitabata 1F
Other elements can also exceed the octet rule by being satisfied with more than 8 electrons such as the elements in the third row or higher

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:41 pm
by Jillian C 4C
Boron is more stable with 6 electrons and does not follow the octet rule.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:12 pm
by chrisleung-2J
Al can also violate the octet rule by having only 6 electrons.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:43 pm
by Kayla Maldonado 1C
Both Boron and Aluminum are both satisfied with six valence electrons instead of 8 as implied by the octet rule.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:23 am
by Quynh Vo
No, it does not apply to Boron. It only has six electrons.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:03 am
by Louise Lin 2B
The octet rule does not apply to boron because it only has 6 electrons. It also does not apply strictly when elements are in the third period or higher. This is because of the presence of d-orbital electrons allowing for exceptions when chemically bonded.

Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:44 am
by pauline young 1L
a little off topic but C, N, O, F are strict followers of the octet rule!