Problem: Rank the following items in order of decreasing radius: Mg, Mg2+, and Mg2-.

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Recall that ionic radius is the size of an ion. The trend for ionic radius is as follows: it increases from right to left and down a period in the periodic table. Ionic radius also increases with increasing number of electrons.


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Rank the following items in order of decreasing radius: Mg, Mg2+, and Mg2-.