About octet rule

Asked by Harshal Saptarshi | 15th Aug, 2010, 01:06: PM

Expert Answer:

SnCl4 obeys octet rule. It has 4 electrons in the outermost shell and shares 4 electrons with 4 Cl atoms. So octet gets completed.
BCl3 does not obey octet rule. B has 3 electrons in outer,most shell and shares 4 electons with Cl. 2 electrons are still short of octet.

Answered by  | 16th Aug, 2010, 11:55: AM

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