empty D orbitals

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empty D orbitals

Postby 304579397 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:28 am

What elements should we consider while drawing lewis structures having empty d orbitals to substitute single bonds with double bonds so the structure becomes more stable?

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Re: empty D orbitals

Postby Shreya Banerjee 2F » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:04 pm

You should consider any element that has the ability to have d orbitals to be able to hold electrons in those empty d orbitals. This means that any element from the p-block of period 3 onward (because this is the first energy level where the d orbitals can be present) has empty d orbitals that can be filled when bonding.

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