expanded octet bonding

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Erica Li 1C
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expanded octet bonding

Postby Erica Li 1C » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:18 pm

For expanded octets, how do you know the maximum number of bonds they can form?

Ibrahim Malik 1H
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Re: expanded octet bonding

Postby Ibrahim Malik 1H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:49 pm

Expanded octets rely on the d-orbital for bonding, so theoretically no more than 10 extra electrons can be bonded. However, usually the max amount of bonds won't pass 6 (SF6).

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