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Answer the following What is meant by ‘shielding of electrons’ in an atom? - Chemistry

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What is meant by ‘shielding of electrons’ in an atom?

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i. The decrease in the force of attraction exerted by the nucleus on the valence electrons due to the presence of electrons in the inner shells is called the shielding effect.

ii. As a result of the shielding effect, the effective nuclear charge experienced by the valence electron is less than the actual nuclear charge.

Concept: Inner Transition (f-block) Elements: Lanthanoids and Actinoids
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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 8 Transition and Inner transition Elements
Exercise | Q 2.1 | Page 191
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