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do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:39 pm
by Kailie_Giebink_1E
will we need to know this for the test??

Re: do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:09 pm
by Joanna Pham - 2D
i think all you need to know is that elements in period 3 and below can have expanded octets, and that H, Li, Be, and He don't have full octets

Re: do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:18 pm
by michelle
I think so. But there is only 4 of them.

Re: do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:14 pm
by Nicole Elhosni 2I
You don't really have to memorize the octet exceptions because with the electron configuration of the elements and their ions, it sort of does it for you! For hydrogen to be stable (and to be stable is to have a full valence shell), it only needs to gain one electron because the valence shell is 1s. Helium is already stable because its valence shell is full at 1s^2. For lithium and berylium, you know that both of them are metals and most likely form cations (Lithium is 1+ and Berylium is 2+), so when they lose electrons, they will form the same electronic configuration as the nearest noble gas, which is He, so they won't have the full octet either (because the first energy level only has the s orbital)!

Re: do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:08 am
by Karla_Ocampo 4E
I think there are only some we need to know, I think he listed them in class. I believe they were: H, He, Li, and Be.

Re: do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:52 pm
by Ivan Tadeja 4B
Kailie_Giebink_1E wrote:will we need to know this for the test??


I would memorize these just in case. Overall it's couldn't hurt just to memorize the 4 exceptions, but it would benefit more if you knew the reasoning and concepts behind. They can help you understand electron configurations as a concept all together.

Re: do we nee to memorize the octet exceptions?

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:28 am
by Kaylee Kang 1G
I'm pretty sure as long as you know the exceptions he mentioned in class, you should be fine.