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Lewis Structure (Octet Rule)

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:10 pm
by Soonwoo Chung 1D
Why can some elements like Phosphorus bond with more than four atoms resulting in more than eight valence electrons?

Re: Lewis Structure (Octet Rule)

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:12 pm
by Hannah_Chao_1D
Elements with an atomic number greater than 20 can have more than 8 valence electrons because they can use the d orbitals.

Re: Lewis Structure (Octet Rule)

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:56 pm
by Katrina_Domingo_3G
Can halogens only form single bonds?