Expanded Octets

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Justin Chu 1G
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Expanded Octets

Postby Justin Chu 1G » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:31 pm

For elements with expanded octets, what is the maximum number of extra electrons it can hold?

ConnorThomas2E
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Re: Expanded Octets

Postby ConnorThomas2E » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:46 pm

I’ve noticed that typically elements form a maximum of six bonds when they have an expanded octet. However, I’m not sure if this is the maximum or just what is common.

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Re: Expanded Octets

Postby Alyssa Pelak 1J » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:11 pm

The expanded octet is possible due to the available d orbital. Therefore, I think that maybe the maximum would be 18electrons so 9 bonds, but I doubt that would ever exist.

Jason Liu 1C
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Re: Expanded Octets

Postby Jason Liu 1C » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:51 pm

On problem 4.11 part d, the Xe atom has 7 pairs of electrons. I was wondering how you figure out how many pairs of electrons should be assigned to an atom that can have an expanded octet.


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