Expanded Octets

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Armani Dodson 1A
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Expanded Octets

Postby Armani Dodson 1A » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:20 pm

How to elements in the 3rd period like Sulfur have an expanded octet? I know the 3d orbital is part of it, but how is this possible if 3d is I the 4th period??

Garrett_Reynolds_1D
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Re: Expanded Octets

Postby Garrett_Reynolds_1D » Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:53 am

The reason the Octet rule can be 'expanded' for certain elements is through utilizing the d-orbitals that are found in the third principal energy level of the element.

PriscillaMariscal_3F
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Re: Expanded Octets

Postby PriscillaMariscal_3F » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:23 pm

I thought that any element after Si could have an expanded octet?

Daniel_Callos_4I
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Re: Expanded Octets

Postby Daniel_Callos_4I » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:40 pm

Éléments with empty d orbitals can fill their d orbitals for the purposes of bonding, thus resulting in an expanded octet of 10 or even 12 electrons.

Breanna Buhay 2H
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Re: Expanded Octets

Postby Breanna Buhay 2H » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:13 pm

Up to how many electrons can an atom hold when using the expanded octet rule?


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