Chemistry (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 22 - Questions and Problems - Page 1003: 22.3


The atomic radius decreases from Sc to Cu

Work Step by Step

This is because there is an increasing $Z_{eff}$ from left to right. This means that the nucleus increasing holds on to electrons stronger and thus the atomic radius decreases
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