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Recall that the effective nuclear charge is the force exerted by the nucleus onto an electron and is given by:
where Z = nuclear charge or atomic number and S = shielding constant.
If core electrons completely shielded valence electrons from nuclear charge (i.e., if each core electron reduced nuclear charge by 1 unit) and if valence electrons did not shield one another from nuclear charge at all, what would be the effective nuclear charge experienced by the valence electrons of the following atoms?
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