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M. next
Feb6-12, 11:54 AM
P: 382
About the atomic radius,
as a starter it was mentioned (and correct me if am wrong) that:
Rcation < Ratom< Ranion (And we'll know the size of the atom based on these)
Then it was mentioned that: Radius of atom of a certain element increase if we walk straight downwards along a column in the periodic table.
And afterwards: if Z of any element is less than Z of any other one
then the radius of the first is greater than the 2nd.

How come? I really don't get it?
Any chemical, physical explanation (most importantly to the 3rd pt)
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