Problem: Determine whether each statement regarding penetration and shielding is true or false. (Assume that all lower-energy orbitals are fully occupied.)An electron in a 3s orbital is more shielded than an electron in a 2s orbital.

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We’re being asked to determine if the given statement is true:


An electron in the 3s orbital is more shielded than one in a 2s orbital.


Recall that shielding is the resistance of an electron from the attractive forces exerted by the nucleus


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Determine whether each statement regarding penetration and shielding is true or false. (Assume that all lower-energy orbitals are fully occupied.)

An electron in a 3s orbital is more shielded than an electron in a 2s orbital.

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