What Is the Relationship between Melting Points and Atomic Radius?

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The relationship between melting points and atomic radius is that melting point depends on the structure of the substance rather than just on the atoms themselves. If you have small atoms and a certain amount of electrons outside the shell, there will be fairly big attractions between the atoms and so the melting point will be quite high. If there are large atoms and the same amount of electrons there will be less attraction and so the melting point will be lower.
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The relationship between melting point and atomic radius is that as atomic radius increases so does melting point. This is because the space between the nucleus and the outer shell increases. The electrons are smaller in number firmly held and so less energy is needed to separate them.
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The answer varies depending on whether or not you are dealing with an ionic compound or a pure substance. Other substances will not fit the following rules. As usual, transition metals
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It depends what type of substance you are referring to... If you're referring to non-metals, As sizes of atom increases, they form larger molecules (like Iodine has larger molecules
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atomic radius is the mean distance between the nucleus and the outermost electron cloud. in the periodic table,it is observed that as the atomic radii increases, the melting point
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As the atomic radius increases the melting point decreases Anonymous
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