Octet Rule Exceptions

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Matthew D 3F
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Octet Rule Exceptions

Postby Matthew D 3F » Wed May 23, 2018 10:53 am

Hello, can I get a quick refresher on the elements that are exceptions from the octet rule?

Susu Le 1F
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Re: Octet Rule Exceptions

Postby Susu Le 1F » Wed May 23, 2018 11:07 am

Elements that are in Period 3 and below may have exceptions to the octet rule because they can have more electrons in their d orbital if their s and p orbitals are full with 8 electrons. Some common examples are Sulfur and Xenon.

Some elements only have 6 valence electrons after bonding such as Boron and Aluminum.

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