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    ahwriter
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    What is the reason for the coordination number in species of heavier elements being higher that what is generally shown by second period elements of the p block?

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    Aakanksha
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    Heavier elements (starting from the third period onwards) of p-block have d- orbital apart from the s and p-orbitals which contribute to the bond, thereby increasing the coordination number.

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