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Also, the central atom can only have an expanded octet if it's phosphorous and anything beyond on the periodic table because they are reaching the d-orbitals. In addition, it is also important to note that carbon always needs a full octet.
The Central Atom can only have an expanded octet after the 14 element. However, it is a case by case basis, meaning that if it says to follow the octet rule, then depending on the elment, it can or can't have an expanded octet.
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