Answer to Question #188165 in Inorganic Chemistry for Zeeshan

Question #188165

Expansion of octet is not observed in


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2021-05-03T07:24:25-0400

Phosphorous often has 5 orbitals (10 electrons) and sulfur often has 6 orbitals (12 electrons) because they are in the third period, but nitrogen and oxygen can never have expanded octets because they are in the second period and there is not such thing as a 2d orbital.


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