Problem: Estimate the As-I bond length from the data in the figure.

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We are being asked to estimate the bond length of As-I based on the figure below. 

A periodic table shows that radius increases moving down the columns and left across the rows. Of those shown, Rubidium has the largest radius, and Helium has the smallest.

Recall: Bond length is defined as the distance between the centers of two covalently bonded atoms

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A periodic table shows that radius increases moving down the columns and left across the rows. Of those shown, Rubidium has the largest radius, and Helium has the smallest.

Estimate the As-I bond length from the data in the figure.

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