Answer to Question #190978 in General Chemistry for hodan issa

Question #190978

What is the general trend in the size of atomic radii as the atomic number increases within a group?


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2021-05-10T01:21:21-0400

Down a group, the number of energy levels (n) increases, so there is a greater distance between the nucleus and the outermost orbital. This results in a larger atomic radiusIonic radius is the distance from the nucleus to the outer edge of the electron cloud of an ion


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