Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 6 - Covalent Bonding - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 283d: 82


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This is because atoms beyond period three can have a d orbital that accommodates more electrons. As a result, they can bond with more electrons in their outer shell, meaning that they can have an octet above 8 electrons.
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