What is the exception to the octet rule with sulfur?

1 Answer
Dec 10, 2013

As far as my understanding goes, Sulfur is an exception because when it forms a bond it can "place" electrons into the d-subshell, which you learn about in quantum mechanics, which is a subtopic discussed on this page http://socratic.org/chemistry/the-electron-configuration-of-atoms/arrangement-of-electrons-in-orbitals-spd-and-f

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