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Boron and Aluminum

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:53 pm
by Matia Kim 1B
Why are these two given exceptions for the Octet rule? Is it only these two?

Re: Boron and Aluminum

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:09 pm
by Josephine Chan 1B
In class he said that hydrogen, helium, lithium, and beryllium are exceptions as well

Re: Boron and Aluminum

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:13 pm
by 005113695
Boron is electron deficient, and usually only makes three covalent bonds. This means that it only has 6 valence electrons.