Problem: Choose the larger atom from each pair.a. Sn or Sib. Br or Gac. Sn or Bid. Se or Sn

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Atomic radius represents the distance from the nucleus to the outer shell of an element. 

Trend of the atomic radius in the periodic table:

decreases going from left to right of a period
increases going down a group


For the given elements, let’s check their location in the periodic table and see how they fall in the trend mentioned.

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Choose the larger atom from each pair.
a. Sn or Si
b. Br or Ga
c. Sn or Bi
d. Se or Sn

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