MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

382 views

Explain the trend in atomic radii from Lithium to Fluorine?

As we go from Li to F, atomic radius of the atoms will DECREASE. This is due to increased nuclear charge (number of protons within each atom). Although the number of electrons also increases, each additional electron is placed within the same electron shell, so all the electrons are the same distance from the nucleus. This means the increased nuclear charge has a greater force of attraction on the electrons, drawing them closer to the nucleus, hence causing a decrease in atomic radius.

Alexander H. GCSE Chemistry tutor, A Level Chemistry tutor, GCSE Math...

1 year ago

Answered by Alexander, an A Level Chemistry tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

80 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£30 /hr

Els D.

Degree: Veterinary Science BVSC (Bachelors) - Bristol University

Subjects offered: Chemistry, Science+ 4 more

Chemistry
Science
Dutch
Biology
.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)
-Personal Statements-

“Often students are too shy to ask questions in the classroom - and this can be detrimental to their learning. During my own studies at both GCSE and A-Level, I found one to one tutition to be invaluable in helping me get to grips with all those...”

£24 /hr

Leanne R.

Degree: Chemistry (Masters) - Liverpool University

Subjects offered: Chemistry, Science+ 1 more

Chemistry
Science
Biology

“First year Chemistry undergraduate, offering help with Biology and Chemistry GCSEs”

£20 /hr

Zaid A.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - University College London University

Subjects offered: Chemistry, Science+ 6 more

Chemistry
Science
Physics
Maths
Biology
.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)
-Personal Statements-
-Medical School Preparation-

“My approach to tutoring is based on you and your needs. Having taught students from the ages of 7 to 18 of varying abilities, I can confidently adapt my teaching style to accommodate for your needs helping you to reach your goals. Hav...”

About the author

£20 /hr

Alexander H.

Degree: Chemistry (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Chemistry, Maths+ 1 more

Chemistry
Maths
Biology

“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Alexander

Explain the trend in atomic radii from Lithium to Fluorine?

What does the term isotope mean?

Other A Level Chemistry questions

Define the term lattice energy. [2 marks]

NaOH is a strong base. An aqueous solution is made containing 0.300mol.dm^-3 of NaOH at room temperature. Calculate the pH of this solution.

Explain how pH changes can be minimised using a mixture of a weak acid and it's conjugate base

What's the difference between an electrophile and a nucleophile?

View A Level Chemistry tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok