Disclaimer: Sorry if this is a noob question, I am a high school chem student.
So I was reading my textbook in preparation for the midterm, and it talked about exceptions to the octet rule.
I understand that they exist, and what they are, but how are the chemicals structurally stable?
I also know that they are reactive, but that still doesn't help.
How do they exist?
I was thinking something like only under high pressure/heat, but I can't find anything to back that up. Amazingly, google hasn't help.
Can somebody please explain?