Atomic Radius  [ENDORSED]

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Nick_Ida 1D
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Atomic Radius

Postby Nick_Ida 1D » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:19 pm

If the trend for atomic radii is shifting to right of a period and up a column to make it smaller, if we have two elements (such as Li and F) on the same periods, both with different atomic radii and orbitals pertaining to them, can we assume that the different energy levels of the orbitals affect the overall size of the atomic radii, or is it simply the electrons themselves spreading the electrostatic attractions equally from the nuclei?

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Re: Atomic Radius  [ENDORSED]

Postby Anna_Kim_2E » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:14 pm

The different energy levels of the orbitals affect the overall size of the atomic radii. When the elements have the same energy level and orbital, the electrons have affect in the different electrostatic attractions that pertain to each element.


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