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Octet Exceptions

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:59 am
by Tracey Tran 3I
How can some elements accommodate more than 8 valence electrons but others can't?

Re: Octet Exceptions

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:18 am
by rabiasumar2E
Elements in period three or higher have d-orbitals in their valence shell, meaning that they are able to accommodate additional electrons because they have room to do so.