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I understand the first orbital as being 2 the next as 8, and the next as 8, but after that, I don't see how the orbitals can continue to be 8 with how the periodic table is set up. My book says the octet rule means the atoms can only have no more than 8 electrons in their valance orbital. There are 10 extra elements when you get past the first three periods. According o the periodic tlbe, iron would have eight but is not a noble gas. Thank you for your help.
Re: How many electrons are in iron's valence orbital?
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