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Expanded Octet

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:46 pm
by ElizabethP1L
Why is it that atoms in 3p shell and below may form expanded octets? Is it because of their access to the d-orbital?

Re: Expanded Octet

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:50 pm
by salvadoralvizo1J
There is an expanded orbital due to the fact that elements on this horizontal group have access to an extra ten orbitals that are other wise used up on other groups.

Re: Expanded Octet

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 11:06 pm
by Jimmy lira-1G
As stated above , yes it is because of the d orbital as the d contains 10 , so these elements can have an expanded octet as they can have the d orbital
-Jimmy Lira 1g