Octet Rule

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Alexis Robles 2k
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Octet Rule

Postby Alexis Robles 2k » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:48 pm

Can someone explain the octet rule? Thank you.

Deepika Reddy 1A
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Re: Octet Rule

Postby Deepika Reddy 1A » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:51 pm

The octet rule is that an atom wants to have enough covalent bonds to have a full shell of eight electrons so it is stable and resembles the configuration of a noble gas.

Juliet Stephenson 4E
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Re: Octet Rule

Postby Juliet Stephenson 4E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:57 pm

The octet rule states that atoms tend to bond with each other in order to form a complete octet, meaning they have 8 total electrons in their outer shell.

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Re: Octet Rule

Postby zfinn » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:03 pm

The octet rule means that most atoms are most comfortable/stable when they gain enough electrons to form an octet, and imitate the e- configuration of a noble gas.

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Re: Octet Rule

Postby Rosa Munoz 2E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:07 pm

Atoms are trying to have 8 electrons in their outer shell, giving it the same e- config as a noble gas.

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Re: Octet Rule

Postby Sofia Barker 2C » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:24 pm

The octet rule states that atoms want to form bonds in order to fill its valence shell with 8 electrons and thus reach their most stable form.
Filling the valence shell with 8 electrons create an s^2p^6 electron configuration, which is the electron configuration of noble gases.
For hydrogen, however, there is a duet rule because hydrogen wants to fill the 1s orbital, which requires 2 electrons, in order to reach its most stable form. This form has the electron configuration of Helium.

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Re: Octet Rule

Postby Mallika Chimpiri 3K » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:34 pm

The octet rule basically means an atom must have 8 electrons in their valence shells and will bond in arrangements that allow for that. But there can be exceptions to the octet rule, such as CH3 and BF3 where the atom in the center doesn't have a full valence shell.


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