More than 8 electrons in structure?

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Drew Myers 4G
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More than 8 electrons in structure?

Postby Drew Myers 4G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:36 pm

Is the presence of the d-block the reason why atoms such as Xenon can go beyond the octet rule?

John Liang 2I
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Re: More than 8 electrons in structure?

Postby John Liang 2I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:38 pm

Yes! Once you get to period 3 p block atoms (P,S,Cl, etc) and below, the presence of the d orbital allows for the "breaking" of the octet rule.

Ronak Naik
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Re: More than 8 electrons in structure?

Postby Ronak Naik » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:39 pm

Yes, the d-block allows the elements that are at the far right of the periodic table to extend their octet as they will put the extra electrons in the following d orbitals.

JamieVu_2C
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Re: More than 8 electrons in structure?

Postby JamieVu_2C » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:39 pm

Yes, the d-subshell and f-subshell allows electrons to occupy more orbitals, therefore expanding its octet.

mayarivers3I
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Re: More than 8 electrons in structure?

Postby mayarivers3I » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:01 pm

Yes, having the d-block is the reason why elements can have more than 8 electrons in their outer shell.


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