electron number in octet

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josmit_4D
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electron number in octet

Postby josmit_4D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:42 pm

what is the most number of electrons that a molecule with an expanded octet can have?

BritneyP- lC
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Re: electron number in octet

Postby BritneyP- lC » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:54 pm

It depends on the molecule.

Rosa Munoz 4D
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Re: electron number in octet

Postby Rosa Munoz 4D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:57 pm

Depends on the certain element.

RasikaObla_1I
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Re: electron number in octet

Postby RasikaObla_1I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:59 pm

Expanded octets usually occur for phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, and silicon. The number of electrons that a molecule with an expanded octet usually depends on the total number of valence electrons present in the entire molecule and the overall charge of the molecule. An expanded octet usually occurs to create the most stable molecule.

205389184
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Re: electron number in octet

Postby 205389184 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:19 pm

The number of electrons that a molecule with an expanded octet can have is dependent on the type of element it is.

Midori Hupfeld 3D
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Re: electron number in octet

Postby Midori Hupfeld 3D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:22 pm

As others are saying it depends on the molecule, but row 3 and beyond can have more than 8. I know that phosphorous can have up to 10, and so on, but any molecule in the d block can technically have up to 18. However that is rare.

SimranSangha4I
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Re: electron number in octet

Postby SimranSangha4I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:28 pm

for the most part, it depends on what type of element it is!

Shimei_4E
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Re: electron number in octet

Postby Shimei_4E » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:32 pm

It depends on what element it is. Common examples of elements that can form an expanded octet is sulfur, phosphorus, silicon, and chlorine.

505106414
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Re: electron number in octet

Postby 505106414 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:57 pm

Can anyone sum up the exceptions into one post so I can memorize?


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