What happens to the atomic radius between elements two and three?

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I need to know what happens to the elements 2 and 3

Sep 14th, 2015

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Atomic radius increases going down Group 2

Check this tutorial

http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/alevel/module1/trends1.htm#explanation

the atoms get bigger as you go down groups. The reason is equally obvious - you are adding extra layers of electrons.

I have this wonderful tutorial for you!  Check it for the explanation and graphics

http://www.chemguide.co.uk/atoms/properties/atradius.html




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