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A reduction in atomic size with increase in atomic number is a characteristic of element of

A reduction in atomic size with increase in atomic number is a characteristic of element of

Grade:12

2 Answers

Gaurav
askIITians Faculty 164 Points
6 years ago
Hello Student,
A reduction in atomic size with increase in atomic number is a characteristic of element of f – block elements. Due tolanthanide contraction.
Hardik
18 Points
4 years ago
This happens in f-block elements. It is because in lanthanide, f-elements do not effectively screen the valence electrons from increased nuclear charge. Thus size decreases.😊

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