Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals - Exercises - Page 991: 22.7a

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Atomic radius increases as we move down the group due to addition of energy levels and hence electrons which cause a looser attraction between nucleus and electrons and hence greater size.

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