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Marty Hockey
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Postby Marty Hockey » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:32 pm

In what situations are atoms allowed to have more than 8 electrons? For example, there have been problems in which an element has four shared bonds and an additional lone pair.

JonathanS 1H
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Re: Bonds

Postby JonathanS 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:38 pm

Atoms can have more than 8 e- when they have subshells greater than s or p. Atoms can use these orbitals to bond even if they do not have e- in them to begin with, but are in the third row of the periodic table or lower.

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