Problem: Which elements can have expanded octets?

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  • Atoms with expanded octet have more than eight electrons around it. 
  • These particular atoms are able to use their d-orbital in the third principal energy level and beyond to further expand the octet rule 
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Which elements can have expanded octets?

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