Problem: Which atom below has the largest atomic radius?A. LiB. NC. NaD. SE. Cl

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We’re being asked to identify the atom that has the largest atomic radius.

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

Trend of the atomic radius in the periodic table:

decreases going from left to right of a period
increases going down a group

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Which atom below has the largest atomic radius?

A. Li

B. N

C. Na

D. S

E. Cl

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