Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 5 - Electron Configurations and the Periodic Table - Questions for Review and Thought - Review Questions - Page 240: 5


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As you go across the table, the effective nuclear charge increases. Consequently, atomic radius will decrease while ionization energy will generally increase. As you go down, electrons will be further from the nucleus, leading to a smaller attractive force. This leads to an increased radius and a decreased ionization energy.
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