Octet Exceptions

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Octet Exceptions

Postby Tracey Tran 3I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:59 am

How can some elements accommodate more than 8 valence electrons but others can't?

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Re: Octet Exceptions

Postby rabiasumar2E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:18 am

Elements in period three or higher have d-orbitals in their valence shell, meaning that they are able to accommodate additional electrons because they have room to do so.

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