Expanded Valence Shells

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Ryan Chang 1C
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Expanded Valence Shells

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:23 pm

Up to how many electrons can be held in the valence shell of capable elements?

Matthew ILG 1L
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Re: Expanded Valence Shells

Postby Matthew ILG 1L » Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:40 pm

8 valence electrons is the limit for an element to hold in a given shell. If there are more than 8, then a new shell is formed.

Verity Lai 2K
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Re: Expanded Valence Shells

Postby Verity Lai 2K » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:52 pm

The standard is 8 valence e- in the outer orbital but after the 3rd period, the elements have access to the d-orbital which means they can have more than 8 valence e- in the outer orbital.

Lauren Sanchez 3D
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Re: Expanded Valence Shells

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:07 pm

Is this why some elements end up breaking the octet rule?

Jasmine Kim 1L
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Re: Expanded Valence Shells

Postby Jasmine Kim 1L » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:38 am

Lauren Sanchez 3D wrote:Is this why some elements end up breaking the octet rule?

Yeah, elements in period 3 or higher don't have to abide by the octet rule.


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