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Which property of an element is most dependent on the shielding effect ?

A
Atomic number
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B
Atomic mass
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C
Atomic radius
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D
Number of stable isotopes
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Solution

The correct option is B Atomic radius
Shielding effect can be defined as a reduction in the effective nuclear charge on the electron cloud. Hence from the options, we notice that shielding effect has to related to atomic radius.

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