Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 8 - Sections 8.1-8.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 27

Answer

Effective nuclear charge is the actual nuclear charge experienced by an electron, defined as the charge of the nucleus less the charge shielded by other electrons.

Work Step by Step

Shielding is the effect on an electron of repulsion by electrons in lower-energy orbitals that screen it from the full effects of nuclear charge.
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