anonymous
  • anonymous
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
  • JFraser
most 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
  • anonymous
umm, then how do i know which atoms can have more than 8 electrons?
JFraser
  • JFraser
atoms phosphorus and larger can expand their octets. anything smaller than phosphorus has to obey the octet rule

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anonymous
  • anonymous
oh ok! thank you very much!

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