Problem: Place the following elements in order of decreasing atomic radius: chlorine (Cl), lead (Pb), aluminum (Al), and fluorine (F).Rank the atomic radius from largest to smallest. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.Pb, Al, Cl, FAtomic RadiusAtomic radius is one periodic property of the elements. Atoms become smaller from left to right across a row, but they become larger going down a column. The largest atoms are thus found in the bottom left corner of the periodic table.

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Place the following elements in order of decreasing atomic radius: chlorine (Cl), lead (Pb), aluminum (Al), and fluorine (F).

Rank the atomic radius from largest to smallest. To rank items as equivalent, overlap them.

Pb, Al, Cl, F


Atomic Radius

Atomic radius is one periodic property of the elements. Atoms become smaller from left to right across a row, but they become larger going down a column. The largest atoms are thus found in the bottom left corner of the periodic table.

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