Chem question (orbital)

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The question is..
In which of the following atoms is the 3s orbital closet to the nuclues...
Br,Cl,At,I




first off how are those atoms in the 3s orbital? I thought the 3s orbital where Na and Mg?
 

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There is no such things as "atom in 3s orbital".

Every atom HAS a 3s orbital, it is just not always filled.

In this case distance is a function of electrostatic attraction between nucleus and electron.
 
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Ok, so in your opinion what is the answer to this question?
 
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At over 300 posts you should already know nobody is going to answer the question for you.

What are nucleus charges in each case? Where is the attraction strongest?
 
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The attraction is strongest in At.
 
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So...?
 
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so the orbital in the At atom is closet to the nucl.
 
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Wasn't that hard.
 
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Are you kidding me, my bain needs a break.
 

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