Expanded octets

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Parker Smith
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Expanded octets

Postby Parker Smith » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:55 pm

When drawing Lewis structures on the homework, I notices Sulfur structures forming multiple double bonding sites on the Sulfur atom, where the Sulfur atom would have 10 shared electrons. Is there a "max" amount of electron bonds an expanded octet atom can have?

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Re: Expanded octets

Postby VioletKo3F » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:06 pm

The expanded octet needs open spots on the d orbital, which has a total of 10 electrons max. So I believe at most there would be 10 electrons added.

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Re: Expanded octets

Postby JinwooLee_1F » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:43 pm

I think SF6 has Sulfur with 12 electrons, 10 electrons is not going to be the max number. I think it is more or equal to 12 electrons.

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