Lewis Structure (Octet Rule)

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Soonwoo Chung 1D
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Lewis Structure (Octet Rule)

Postby Soonwoo Chung 1D » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:10 pm

Why can some elements like Phosphorus bond with more than four atoms resulting in more than eight valence electrons?

Hannah_Chao_1D
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Re: Lewis Structure (Octet Rule)

Postby Hannah_Chao_1D » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:12 pm

Elements with an atomic number greater than 20 can have more than 8 valence electrons because they can use the d orbitals.

Katrina_Domingo_3G
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Re: Lewis Structure (Octet Rule)

Postby Katrina_Domingo_3G » Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:56 pm

Can halogens only form single bonds?


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