Lecture 13: Breakdown of Octet Rule

author: Sylvia T. Ceyer, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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I. Breakdown of Octet Rule

A. Odd number of valence electrons

1. Example 1: •CH3

2. Example 2: •NO

B. Octet deficient molecules

C. Valence shell expansion

1. Example 1: PCl5

2. Example 2: CrO4-2

3. Example 3: IF4-

II. Ionic Bonds – Classical Model and Mechanism

A. Harpoon Mechanism

B. Limitations of the model

C. Energy of Interaction vs. re

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