Problem: Rank from largest to smallest atomic radius.Ge, Si, C

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e being asked to rank the following from largest to smallest atomic radius: Ge, Si, C

Atomic radius represents the distance from the nucleus to the outer shell of an element. 

Trend of atomic radius in the periodic table:

decreases going from left to rightof a period

increases going down a group

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Rank from largest to smallest atomic radius.

Ge, Si, C

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