• question_answer Which of the following statements is correct [MP PET 1997] A) ${{X}^{-}}$ ion is larger in size than X atom B) ${{X}^{+}}$ ion is larger in size than X atom C) ${{X}^{+}}$ ion is larger in size than ${{X}^{-}}$ ion D) ${{X}^{+}}$ and ${{X}^{-}}$ ions are equal in size

${{X}^{-}}$ ion larger in size than $X$ atoms. Because of low effective nuclear charge on ${{X}^{-}},\,X$ has a bigger size.