Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 11 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 21

Answer

Heavier atoms aren’t much larger than lighter ones because the greater charge in the nucleus of heavier atoms pulls electrons in more strongly.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 215.
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