Expanded Octet

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ElizabethP1L
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Expanded Octet

Postby ElizabethP1L » Sun May 27, 2018 10:46 pm

Why is it that atoms in 3p shell and below may form expanded octets? Is it because of their access to the d-orbital?

salvadoralvizo1J
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Re: Expanded Octet

Postby salvadoralvizo1J » Sun May 27, 2018 10:50 pm

There is an expanded orbital due to the fact that elements on this horizontal group have access to an extra ten orbitals that are other wise used up on other groups.

Jimmy lira-1G
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Re: Expanded Octet

Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sun May 27, 2018 11:06 pm

As stated above , yes it is because of the d orbital as the d contains 10 , so these elements can have an expanded octet as they can have the d orbital
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