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Atom Size

Postby 304572560 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:49 pm

What is larger: H or F?

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Re: Atom Size

Postby Chiara R 1K » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:07 pm

I think Flourine is a larger atom because it has more protons, more electrons, and thus more mass and more repulsion to expand the atomic radius. (Which I think also increases the degeneracy of molecules that contain F).

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