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    The shielding of electrons gives rise to an effective nuclear charge, Zeff, which explains why boron is larger than oxygen. Estimate the approximate Zeff felt by a valence electron of boron and oxygen, respectively:

    a)+5 and +8
    b)+3 and +6
    c)+5 and +6
    d)+3 and +8
    e)+1 and +4

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    The effective nuclear charge is basically the number of protons in the nucleus minus ...

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    Provides steps necessary to estimate Zeff.