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How Would the Tendency to Lose Electrons Change as We Go from Left to Right Across a Period of the Periodic Table? - Science

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How would the tendency to lose electrons change as we go from left to right across a period of the periodic table?

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Solution

The tendency to lose electrons decreases as we go from left to right across the periodic table.
This happens because the atomic size decreases from left to right, and the force of the nuclear attraction on the outermost electron increases. So, it requires more energy to lose electrons.

Concept: The Modern Periodic Table
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 5 Periodic Classification Of Elements
Q 3 | Page 302

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