The effective nuclear charge is the force exerted by the nucleus onto an electron. Electrons that are further away from the nucleus have a lower effective nuclear charge. This means the orbital that experiences the greatest Zeff is closest to the nucleus.
The effective nuclear charge for an atom is less than the actual nuclear charge due
d. electron-pair repulsion.
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