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## What does atomic radius depend on?

The value of atomic radii depends on the type of chemical bond in which the atoms are involved (metallic, ionic, or covalent bond). When the neighbouring atoms are not alike, as in sodium chloride, part of the observed distance between atoms is assigned to one kind of atom and the rest to the other kind.

## Why does atomic radius decrease as atomic number increases?

Remember that as atomic numbers increase, the number of protons increase as well in the nucleus. This concentration of positive charge in the middle of an atom makes all the electrons come closer to the nucleus. Thus, the radius of the atom decreases because the electron cloud is less spread out.

## How atomic radius changes as you move down a group in the periodic table and why?

Atomic radius increases on moving down a group because a new shell is added as you move down a group. Thus atomic size increases and since atomic radius is the distance between the nucleus and the outermost electron.

## What is atomic radius explain why it decreases across a period?

The distance between the nucleus and it’s outermost Shell is known as atomic radius. It decreases across the period because the nuclear charge increases enabling the nucleus to pull the shell more towards itself.

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## Does sodium or aluminum have a larger atomic radius?

Of protons in aluminium(13) is more than sodium(11). That means the nuclear charge of aluminium is more and the electrons are pulled more ‘tightly’ as compared to sodium. Sodium on the other side has less nuclear charge as compared to aluminium and so the electrons are held comparatively loosely.

## Does atomic radius increase Period 3?

Explanation of this trend Going across period 3: the number of protons in the nucleus increases so … therefore the force of attraction between the nucleus and the electrons increases … and the atomic radius decreases.

## Is K or K+ bigger?

These are electrons with “highest energy level”. When at neutral, the potassium ion in the form of K has an electronic configuration of: The K+ ion has its outermost electrons on the third energy level now and is size is smaller than that of K ion. Hence, K is larger than K+.

## What is the difference between atomic and ionic radius?

Atomic and ionic radii are distances away from the nucleus or central atom that have different periodic trends. Atomic is the distance away from the nucleus. Atomic radius increases going from top to bottom and decreases going across the periodic table. Ionic radius is the distance away from the central atom.

## Does ionic radius increase down a group?

As you move down a column or group, the ionic radius increases. Ionic radius decreases moving from left to right across a row or period. More protons are added, but the outer valence shell remains the same, so the positively charged nucleus draws in the electrons more tightly.

## How do ions affect atomic radius?

One such trend is closely linked to atomic radii — ionic radii. Neutral atoms tend to increase in size down a group and decrease across a period. When a neutral atom gains or loses an electron, creating an anion or cation, the atom’s radius increases or decreases, respectively.

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