Problem: The ion with the smallest diameter is ____a. Mn2+b. Cr2+c. V2+d. Ti2+e. Sc2+ 

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  • Diameter is related to ionic radius where 2r = diameter. Ionic radius is dependent on the number electrons present in the atom
  • Atoms with the most electrons will be the largest and atoms with least number of electrons are the smallest
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The ion with the smallest diameter is ____

a. Mn2+

b. Cr2+

c. V2+

d. Ti2+

e. Sc2+ 


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