Expanded Octet

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Expanded Octet

Postby Jasmine Emtage-1J » Sun May 13, 2018 10:33 pm

How many extra electrons can atom with an expanded octet take on? Can it take on 10 extra because that's how many can fit in the d orbital?

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Re: Expanded Octet

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun May 13, 2018 10:35 pm

It can take up to 10 more if needed since d-orbitals are what is responsible for the expanded octet exception.

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Re: Expanded Octet

Postby Tarek Abushamma » Sun May 20, 2018 9:44 pm

Are there any cases where all 10 extra are taken up?

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