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CBSE - XI Science - Chemistry - Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

S F subscript 6 space end subscript d o e s space n o t space o b e y space o c t e t space r u l e. W h y ?

Asked by surajsubedi14 3rd March 2015, 10:29 AM
Answered by Expert


SFis a covalent bonded compound and has expanded octet.

In SF6 molecule, the central sulphur atom has twelve electrons, six electrons of its own and six electrons from six F atoms.

Therefore , SF6  does not obey octet rule.


Answered by Expert 3rd March 2015, 11:23 AM

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