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Atomic Radius

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:36 pm
by Parker Smith
Would an electron becoming excited increase the atomic radius of an atom, or is the radius only comnsidered when all electrons are in their ground states?

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:26 pm
by Vincent Leong 2B
Comparing atomic radii between different atoms should only be considered when they're in their ground state, not excited state.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:54 pm
by 805307623
When particles are in their ground state, atomic radius generally increases top to bottom and decreases from left to right. I believe that atomic radius is always measured when all of an elements electrons are in their ground state.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:05 am
by Caroline Zepecki
how does the radius of atoms change as electrons become excited/energy levels shift? is there a linear increase/decrease in radius?

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:01 pm
by Catherine Daye 1L
The radius is only measured when the element is in its ground state!

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:41 pm
by Veronica Lu 2H
The atomic radius is measured only in the group state of the element. A side note: atomic radius increases as you go from the left of the periodic table and down. Therefore, francium has the largest atomic radius out of all the elements.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:22 pm
by madeleine_dis1E
What effect does shielding have on the atomic radius?

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:31 pm
by JasonKwon_3k
Atomic shielding prevents outer electrons from being that attracted to the nucleus, thus resulting in a larger atomic radius.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:35 pm
by PGao_1B
The effect shielding has on the atomic radius is that it prevents outer electrons from being attracted to the nucleus. Thus, since they are loosely held, the resulting atomic radius is large.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:30 pm
by Kelsey Ash 1D
The radius isn't measured in the excited state. It's only measured in the ground state.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:22 pm
by Brynne Burrows 3K
Atomic radii are only measured in the ground state, not in the excited state.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:55 am
by Katherine Brenner 3H
Could someone explain when an electron will move up to an excited energy state?

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:37 pm
by BCaballero_4F
The electron has to be in ground state for the radius to be measured properly, not excited.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:43 pm
by Anokhi Patel 2B
You should measure an atom's radius through the electron's ground state. The excited state of the electron should have no effect on measuring the atom's radius.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:54 pm
by Shail Avasthi 2C
You should only compare atomic radii of atoms in their ground state.

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 pm
by vanessas0123
Atomic radii should be only measured /compared in the ground state

Re: Atomic Radius

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:56 pm
by 305376058
I think you can only do it when they are in the ground state!