JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Question Bank Atomic and lonic radii

  • question_answer When a neutral atom is converted into cation, there is [EAMCET 1986]

    A) Decrease in the atomic number

    B) An increase in the atomic number

    C) A decrease in size

    D) An increase in size

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    During the conversion of neutral atom to cation size decreases because after removal one \[{{e}^{-}}\] or more (i) Nuclear charge per electron increases. (ii) Outermost shell is completely removed.

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