Disobeying the octect rule

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Vincent Leong 2B
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Disobeying the octect rule

Postby Vincent Leong 2B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:05 pm

Is it safe to safe that all period 3 elements and below (period 4,5,6,...) disobeye the octect rule? I was just wondering why SO2 has two doubles formed with oxygen and a lone pair on the S. I thought S would want to fulfill it's octect still, not go above it

Mariah
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Re: Disobeying the octect rule

Postby Mariah » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:13 pm

Yes, this is safe to say.

Jessica Chen 2C
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Re: Disobeying the octect rule

Postby Jessica Chen 2C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:40 pm

Yeah, basically all elements period 3 and beyond can disobey the octet rule because they have room in the d-orbitals of their valence shell.

Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I
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Re: Disobeying the octect rule

Postby Jesse Anderson-Ramirez 3I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:13 pm

elements with room in their d-orbitals usually can disobey the octet rule.

Maika Ngoie 1B
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Re: Disobeying the octect rule

Postby Maika Ngoie 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:31 pm

Yes, they are able to break the octet rule and have an expanded orbital


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