Problem: Which molecule could have an expanded octet?a. H2CO3b. H3PO4c. HNO2

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Expanded octet occurs when the central element is surrounded by more than 8 valence electrons.

Remember that non-metals starting from period 3 to 7 can have an expanded octet.

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Which molecule could have an expanded octet?

a. H2CO3

b. H3PO4

c. HNO2

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