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More than 8 electrons in structure?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:36 pm
by Drew Myers 4G
Is the presence of the d-block the reason why atoms such as Xenon can go beyond the octet rule?

Re: More than 8 electrons in structure?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:38 pm
by John Liang 2I
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.

Re: More than 8 electrons in structure?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:39 pm
by Ronak Naik
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.

Re: More than 8 electrons in structure?

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:39 pm
by JamieVu_2C
Yes, the d-subshell and f-subshell allows electrons to occupy more orbitals, therefore expanding its octet.

Re: More than 8 electrons in structure?

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:01 pm
by mayarivers3I
Yes, having the d-block is the reason why elements can have more than 8 electrons in their outer shell.