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In a reaction, chlorine accepts an electron to form Cl-. Which statement is true about the atomic size of the chlorine ion? a-The atomic size of the chlorine ion is larger than the size of the chlorine atom. b-The atomic size of the chlorine ion is smaller than the size of the chlorine atom. c-The atomic size of the chlorine ion reduces to zero. d-The atomic size of the chlorine ion is equal to the size of the chlorine atom.

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emilyros0002

The correct answer here is a. In a reaction where chlorine accepts an electron to form Cl-, the atomic size of the chlorine ion is larger than that of the chlorine atom. There are also a few other differences between a chlorine ion and a chlorine atom, for example the ion is negatively charged, and there are 8 outermost electrons rather than 7.

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