Expanded Octet

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Izzy Ick 4B
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Expanded Octet

Postby Izzy Ick 4B » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:04 pm

What is the maximum number of electrons that could surround any given central atom in a molecule with an expanded octet?

Roy Hsieh 1C
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Re: Expanded Octet

Postby Roy Hsieh 1C » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:06 pm

In theory, you can fill all 10 of the d orbitals I assume, but I doubt you'll ever see any more than 6 (4+2 expanded) in this class, as all we have learned is up to an octahedral shape.

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