Chemistry (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 8 - Covalent Bonding - 8 Assessment: 54

Answer

B and C do not follow the octet rule because the central atoms P and S have 10 valence electrons. A and D molecules central atoms have 8 valence electrons. These exceptions occur when the molecule has an odd number of valence electrons.

Work Step by Step

B and C do not follow the octet rule because the central atoms P and S have 10 valence electrons. A and D molecules central atoms have 8 valence electrons. These exceptions occur when the molecule has an odd number of valence electrons.
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