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# Solution: True or False:Cations are larger than their corresponding neutral atoms.

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True or False:

Cations are larger than their corresponding neutral atoms.

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Recall: Metals lose electrons in the process of becoming cations. This means that the valence shell loses its electrons and becomes empty. Recall that the radius of an atom or ion depends on the number of electrons it has.

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