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

Problem

Which molecule could have an expanded octet?

a. H2CO3

b. H3PO4

c. HNO2

Solution

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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