Answer to Question #178469 in Inorganic Chemistry for swarnajeet kumar

Question #178469

What is the reason of the lanthanoid contraction. 


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2021-04-06T06:06:07-0400

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.


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