Problem: Based on their positions in the periodic table, predict which has the largest atomic radius: Li, Rb, N, F, I.

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

The 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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Based on their positions in the periodic table, predict which has the largest atomic radius: Li, Rb, N, F, I.

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