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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Mary on Monday, April 26, 2010 at 8:10pm.

Why does losing two electrons to form a +2 Cation cause the greatest shrinkage in atomic radius of the following? People are telling me that's the answer but I don't understand.

a. Gaining one electron to form a 1+ cation
b. Losing two electrons to form a 2+ cation
c. Gaining two electrons to form a 2- anion
d. Gaining two electrons to form a 2+ cation
e. Gaining one electron to form a 1- anion
f. Losing one electron to form a 1+ cation

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