Elements that have extended octets

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Hammad Khan 2B
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Elements that have extended octets

Postby Hammad Khan 2B » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:18 pm

So I know that Phosphorus (P) and Sulfur (S) both have extended octets meaning that they can have more than 8 electrons with them. Are all elements below them also extended octets for only certain ones like Xenon (Xe)?

Kevin Liu 3G
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Re: Elements that have extended octets

Postby Kevin Liu 3G » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:14 pm

I believe anything after the 3rd row, so with the introduction of the d orbitals, can have an expanded octet.

Wenxin Fan 1J
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Re: Elements that have extended octets

Postby Wenxin Fan 1J » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:07 am

Any element in and past the 3rd period has hybridizable d orbitals that can form a new set of orbitals to hold more than 8 valence electrons.

Jingyi Li 2C
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Re: Elements that have extended octets

Postby Jingyi Li 2C » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:51 am

Any elements in period 3 and later can have an expanded octet.


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