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I wrote at the end of class after we were drawing Lewis structures that the octet rule holds strictly for C, N, O, F, Ne. Did I mishear or does this mean something different since it doesn't make sense that other elements wouldn't follow the octet rule.
aphung1G wrote:If the element is past the second period in the periodic table does it still need to follow the octet rule?
Almost all atoms follow the octet rule because it's more stable, except for hydrogen, helium, lithium and beryllium. With those atoms, having a different number of bonds aids in the stability of these atoms.
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