3 posts • Page 1 of 1
Ionic radius refers to the radius of an ion, which is an atom that has gained or lost electrons. Because they have a unique number of electrons which can occupy more or less shells, the radius of the ion will be different than the radius of the original atom, which is referred to as the atomic radius.
In addition, the radius of a cation is usually smaller than its regular atom. The radius of an anion is larger than what the neutral atom would normally be because of the increased electron repulsion effects (since anions have more electrons). For atomic radius, the atomic radius increases as you go down the periodic table because the principal level increases. The atomic radius decreases as you go across.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest