Problem: On the basis of periodic trends, choose the larger atom from each pair (if possible):(a) Sn or I(b) Ge or Po(c) Cr or W(d) F or Se

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

Trend of atomic radius in the periodic table:

decreases going from left to right of a period

increases going down a group


Refer to the periodic table:

(a) Sn or I

Sn is larger I


(b) Ge or Po

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On the basis of periodic trends, choose the larger atom from each pair (if possible):
(a) Sn or I
(b) Ge or Po
(c) Cr or W
(d) F or Se

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