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Offline JeffJF

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Exceptions to the octet rule
« on: April 01, 2021, 10:39:12 AM »
Is CO2 an exception to the octet rule?

Can't find much about it except that it isn't, can someone explain why this configuration is wrong and why should Carbon be the center atom?

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Re: Exceptions to the octet rule
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 01:47:27 PM »
If you try a different arrangement, the results may become more in-line with the octet rule.

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Re: Exceptions to the octet rule
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 02:27:48 PM »
can someone explain why this configuration is wrong

Actually you should think other way around - no "why this configuration doesn't allow octet rule" but "if there is no way to follow octet rule, configuration is most likely wrong".
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