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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 4 weeks ago

Why does atomic radius in general decrease across any given period? HINT: consider the cause, not just a correlation.?

a. Due to decreased electron-electron repulsions

b. Due to increasing effective nuclear charge (Zeff) acting on the valence electrons

c. Due to increasing (in general) first ionization energy

d. Due to increasing effective nuclear charge (Zeff) acting on the core electrons

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    b. Due to increasing effective nuclear charge (Zeff) acting on the valence electrons

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