expanded valence shells

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Cavalli_1H
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expanded valence shells

Postby Cavalli_1H » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:24 am

why is it that P, S and Cl can accommodate more than 8 valence e-? He explained it but his I'm still pretty confused why

Andrew Jang 4D
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Re: expanded valence shells

Postby Andrew Jang 4D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:27 am

They have a d orbital that can accommodate more electrons for bonding as opposed to period 1 or 2 elements that are limited to s and p orbitals

Mariepahos4D
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Re: expanded valence shells

Postby Mariepahos4D » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:28 am

They can accommodate more than 8 valence e- because they can utilize their d orbitals for bonding.

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Re: expanded valence shells

Postby 305416361 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:11 pm

Atoms in period 3 (or higher) have d-orbitals in their valence shells that can accommodate additional electrons after the typical limit of 8 valence e- is achieved.

ahuang
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Re: expanded valence shells

Postby ahuang » Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:32 pm

The d orbitals can accommodate the extra valence electrons


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