The unpaired electrons in Al and Si are present in 3p orbital. Which electrons will experience more effective nuclear charge from the nucleus?

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  187

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The nuclear charge can be defined as the net positive charge that acts on an electron in the orbital of an atom that has more than 1 electrons.  The greater the atomic number, the greater the nuclear charge. Silicon holds 14 protons while aluminium holds only 13. Therefore, the nuclear charge of silicon is greater than that of aluminium, implying that the electrons in the 3p orbital of silicon will experience a greater magnitude of effective nuclear charge.

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