More than 8 e-

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EthanPham_1G
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More than 8 e-

Postby EthanPham_1G » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:37 pm

Can someone explain why having a d-shell allows an atom to have an expanded octet?

Haley Dveirin 1E
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Re: More than 8 e-

Postby Haley Dveirin 1E » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:49 pm

Unlike the p-shell, the d shell can fit 10 e-

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Re: More than 8 e-

Postby 405335722 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:20 pm

having an EMPTY d shell allows for an expanded octet because there is space for more electrons. In contrast, atoms without an empty d orbital cant form expanded octets because there are no shells for the electrons to go in

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Re: More than 8 e-

Postby Kassidy Ford 1I » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:07 pm

does the d shell have to be completely empty? I thought it could be partially full also


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