Atoms with expanded octets

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Miriam Sheetz 2B
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Atoms with expanded octets

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:47 am

Do all atoms located in period 3 or below have expanded octets?

Rian Montagh 2K
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Re: Atoms with expanded octets

Postby Rian Montagh 2K » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:13 am

Yes they can because they have access to the d orbitals.

Christopher Tran 1J
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Re: Atoms with expanded octets

Postby Christopher Tran 1J » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:15 am

Typically nonmetals located in period 3 and below are able to have expanded octets, but metals are unlikely to have expanded octets as they tend to lose electrons instead of gaining in order to fill a valence shell.

Angela Cordova 3F
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Re: Atoms with expanded octets

Postby Angela Cordova 3F » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:42 am

As the person before me said, yes period 3 and after can have an expanded octet but it is unlikely for metals.

nickianel_4b
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Re: Atoms with expanded octets

Postby nickianel_4b » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:48 pm

Yes, because the d-orbitals in the valence shell can accommodate additional electrons.


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