Problem: How do cations of the same charge change in radius as you move down a column in the periodic table?a) They get larger, inversely to the atoms do.b) They get larger, just like the atoms do.c) They get smaller, inversely to the atoms do.d) They get smaller, just like the atoms do.

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Recall that ionic radius is the size of an ion. The trend for ionic radius is as follows:

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How do cations of the same charge change in radius as you move down a column in the periodic table?

a) They get larger, inversely to the atoms do.

b) They get larger, just like the atoms do.

c) They get smaller, inversely to the atoms do.

d) They get smaller, just like the atoms do.