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Why is the size of (i) neon greater than fluorine? - Chemistry

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Why is the size of

(i) neon greater than fluorine?

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Solution

The size of Neon is bigger compared to fluorine because the outer shell of neon is complete (octet). As a result, the effect of nuclear pull over the valence shell electrons cannot be seen. Hence the size of Neon is greater than fluorine.

Concept: Periodic Properties - Periodic Properties: Shells (Orbits)
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