expanded valence shells

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Jacob Puchalski 1G
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expanded valence shells

Postby Jacob Puchalski 1G » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:23 pm

Are atoms with expanded valence shells stable?

Astrid Lunde 1I
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Re: expanded valence shells

Postby Astrid Lunde 1I » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:51 pm

Some atoms are more stable with expanded valence shells like phosphorus when it bonds with Chlorine.

Jessica Li 4F
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Re: expanded valence shells

Postby Jessica Li 4F » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:34 pm

I think stability depends a lot on the formal charges of the atoms involved. Since atoms with expanded valence shells tend to have lesser formal charges (hence why they are expanded rather than not), I would say that they are definitely stable.


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