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anonymous
 4 years ago
Lewis structure of HSO4
how come there is 12electrons total bonding to S?? isn't that more than 8 electrons maximum?
anonymous
 4 years ago
Lewis structure of HSO4 how come there is 12electrons total bonding to S?? isn't that more than 8 electrons maximum?

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JFraser
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1most of the time, 8 is the limit. However, atoms like sulfur can access nearby 3d orbitals and create more bonds than the traditional 4. This "expanded octet" means some atoms can create up to 6 electron "domains".

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0umm, then how do i know which atoms can have more than 8 electrons?

JFraser
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1atoms phosphorus and larger can expand their octets. anything smaller than phosphorus has to obey the octet rule

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh ok! thank you very much!
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