Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

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Victoria Zheng--2F
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Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Victoria Zheng--2F » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:24 pm

Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron (B), or is Boron a special exception that only needs 6 valence electrons?

Sahil Jog 1F
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:27 pm

The octet rule does not apply for boron, as it would be more stable with 6 valence electrons, when bonded to other atoms.

Daniel Martinez 1k
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Daniel Martinez 1k » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:31 pm

No, the Octet rule does not apply to Boron bc it is more stable with 6 e-.

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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby simmoneokamoto3K » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:33 pm

Unlike the other elements, boron is not one of the elements subject to the octet rule as it is more stable when it has 6 electrons rather than eight.

Emily_4B
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Emily_4B » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:43 pm

What other elements are not subject to the octet rule?

Sahil Jog 1F
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:30 pm

Other elements not subject to the octet rule are Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, and Beryllium.

Tiffany Vo 3G
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Tiffany Vo 3G » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:37 pm

Sulfur is capable of forming 6 bonds as seen in SF6 but I'm not sure if we need to know that particular exception.

Erik Buetow 1F
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Erik Buetow 1F » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:17 am

H, He, Li, and Be all do not apply to the octet rule. Boron also does not apply because it acts as a more stable atom with 6 electrons rather than 8.

Malia Shitabata 1F
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Malia Shitabata 1F » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:00 pm

Other elements can also exceed the octet rule by being satisfied with more than 8 electrons such as the elements in the third row or higher

Jillian C 4C
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Jillian C 4C » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:41 pm

Boron is more stable with 6 electrons and does not follow the octet rule.

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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby chrisleung-2J » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:12 pm

Al can also violate the octet rule by having only 6 electrons.

Kayla Maldonado 1C
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Kayla Maldonado 1C » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:43 pm

Both Boron and Aluminum are both satisfied with six valence electrons instead of 8 as implied by the octet rule.

Quynh Vo
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Quynh Vo » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:23 am

No, it does not apply to Boron. It only has six electrons.

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:03 am

The octet rule does not apply to boron because it only has 6 electrons. It also does not apply strictly when elements are in the third period or higher. This is because of the presence of d-orbital electrons allowing for exceptions when chemically bonded.

pauline young 1L
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Re: Does the Octet Rule apply to Boron?

Postby pauline young 1L » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:44 am

a little off topic but C, N, O, F are strict followers of the octet rule!


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