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Expanded Octet of Terminal Atoms

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:40 pm
by Andrew Bennecke
I was attempting to do Self-test 2C.2B in the 7th edition of the textbook (Write the Lewis Structure of I3 -). I wondered if it were possible for the terminal atoms to have an expanded valence shell too?

Re: Expanded Octet of Terminal Atoms

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:05 pm
by Elena Saab 4A
From my understanding, they should be able to have an expanded octet as long as they are in at least the third period.