Expanded Octets

Shivam Rana 1D
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Expanded Octets

Whats the maximum number of electrons an expanded octet can have?

ShravanPatel2B
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Re: Expanded Octets

usually an expanded octet can have 8 bonds

Juliet Stephenson 4E
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Re: Expanded Octets

For the purposes of this class, 10 electrons, because that is how many can fit in the d orbital. But if we were working with the f orbital, I assume it would be more.

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Re: Expanded Octets

Today in a review session the TA said 18, but I have not encountered in problems that use electrons past 10.

005162520
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Re: Expanded Octets

Are there any expanded octet that we have to memorize? Or do we have know based on the d-orbitals?

005162902
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Re: Expanded Octets

in class the examples of elements with expanded orbitals went up to 10.