expanded octet

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josmit_1D
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expanded octet

Postby josmit_1D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:41 pm

how do you know which molecules can have an expanded octet?

Jamie Lee 1H
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Re: expanded octet

Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:03 pm

an atom can usually have an expanded octet if it is
beyond period 3. common ones include sulfur, phosphorous, silicon and chlorine

RasikaObla_4I
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Re: expanded octet

Postby RasikaObla_4I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:07 pm

The ones you probably need to know for this class would be sulfur, phosphorus, chlorine, and silicon because their electrons expand into the 3d orbital.

claudia_1h
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Re: expanded octet

Postby claudia_1h » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:08 pm

When n is greater than or equal to 3 and the element is in the p block, an expanded octet is possible. This is possible because of the presence of the d sublevel.


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