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Understanding periodic trends: atomic radius

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Arrange the following atoms in order of increasing atomic radius:

S, P, O

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Understanding trends in atomic radius:

PERIODIC TRENDS: From left to right across a period of the periodic table, atomic size tends to decrease. ...

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The periodic trends and atomic radius is examined. The atomic elements of sulfur, phosphorus and oxygen are analyzed.

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