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Actinoid contraction is greater from element to element than lanthanoid contraction. Why

Actinoid contraction is greater from element to element than lanthanoid contraction. Why

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Sumit Majumdar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 137 Points
8 years ago
Dear student,
This is because of poor shielding of 5f electrons in actinoids than by the 4f electrons in lanthanoid.
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Sumit
lmao
15 Points
3 years ago
In actinoid, 5f orbital haas a poorer shielding effect than 4f in lanthnoid.
therefore contraction is more in actinoid than lanthanoid 

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