Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Section 8.7 - Ions: Electron Configurations, Magnetic Properties, Ionic Radii, and Ionization Energy - Conceptual Connection: 8.6


Isotopes of an element have the same atomic radii.

Work Step by Step

In isotopes, the number of neutrons are different, but this does not impact the atomic radius because: 1. Neutrons are neutral in charge, so they do not exert any attractive or repulsive forces which can change the radius. 2. The size of neutrons is negligible compared to the size of the atom.
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