Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 1 - The Chemical World - Exercises - Problems: 21

Answer

By observing, we can say that chemical reactivity of an atom increases as an atom size increases, which can be nicely stated as: the reactivity of a chemical compound is directly proportional to its size. When the size of an atom increases, it provides more surface area for the reaction, which accounts for an increase in reactivity.

Work Step by Step

By observing, we can say that chemical reactivity of an atom increases as an atom size increases, which can be nicely stated as: the reactivity of a chemical compound is directly proportional to its size. When the size of an atom increases, it provides more surface area for the reaction, which accounts for an increase in reactivity.
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