Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Posts: 48
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:24 am


Postby duenezjuleny1D » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:01 am

how does an atom or molecule not follow the octet rules? how do you explain them?

Posts: 17487
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:53 pm
Has upvoted: 393 times

Re: Octet

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:28 am

The octet rule is violated in compounds with more than eight electrons assigned to their valence shell. These are called expanded valence shell molecules. Such compounds are formed only by central atoms in the third row of the periodic table and beyond that have empty d orbitals in their valence shells that can participate in covalent bonding (includes phosphorus, sulfur, and chlorine).

Return to “Lewis Structures”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest