Answer to Question #177777 in Inorganic Chemistry for sanjana

Question #177777

What is the reason of the lanthanoid contraction


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2021-04-05T07:51:02-0400

The Lanthanide Contraction is caused by a poor shielding effect of the 4f electrons. Gd because as atomic number increases, the atomic radius decreases. Yb because it has a larger atomic number. Because the elements in Row 3 have 4f electrons.


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