Chemistry Practice Problems Periodic Trends: Atomic Radius Practice Problems Solution: In moving from top to bottom in the same column on...

Solution: In moving from top to bottom in the same column on the periodic table, what trend is expected for atomic size and why?A. Increase because the nucleus is getting strongerB. Increase because electrons are being placed in higher n-valuesC. Decrease because the nucleus is getting strongerD. Increase because electrons are being added to degenerate orbitalsE. Decrease because electrons are being placed in higher n-values

Problem

In moving from top to bottom in the same column on the periodic table, what trend is expected for atomic size and why?

A. Increase because the nucleus is getting stronger

B. Increase because electrons are being placed in higher n-values

C. Decrease because the nucleus is getting stronger

D. Increase because electrons are being added to degenerate orbitals

E. Decrease because electrons are being placed in higher n-values