Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 8 - Exercises - Page 377: 57


The valence electrons of nitrogen undergo greater effective nuclear charge.

Work Step by Step

The valence electrons of both atoms discussed here are screened by 2 core electrons However, nitrogen has a greater number of protons and as a result this means it has a greater net nuclear charge.
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