What is Screening Effect?

Screening Effect Definition:

Screening effect is also known as the shielding effect. The phenomenon which occurs when the nucleus reduces its force of attraction on the valence electrons due to the presence of electrons in the inner-shell. This is known as a screening effect.

Outer electrons experience attraction from the nucleus and repulsion from the inner electrons. As the attraction between the nucleus decreases, the repulsion increases between the inner electrons and outer electrons.

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  1. As the attraction force between nucleas and electron electrons increase the repulsive force by the surrounding electrons increase

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