# Periodic Trend: Effective Nuclear Charge - Video Tutorials & Practice Problems

**Effective Nuclear Charge (Z _{eff})** measures the force exerted onto an electron by the nucleus.

## Periodic Trend: Effective Nuclear Charge

*Higher* the **Effective Nuclear Charge (Z _{Eff})**,

*greater*the attractive force, which results in electrons being pulled closer to the nucleus.

*Higher* the **Shielding Constant (S)**, *greater* the repulsive force between valence and inner core electrons, which results in valence electrons pushed away from the nucleus.

## Periodic Trend: Effective Nuclear Charge

Moving towards the top right corner of the Periodic Table causes effective nuclear charge to increase.

## Periodic Trend: Effective Nuclear Charge Example 1

## Periodic Trend: Effective Nuclear Charge

## Periodic Trend: Effective Nuclear Charge Example 2

What is the identity of an element when the effective nuclear charge of its valence electrons is 18 while its shielding constant is 5?

## Periodic Trend: Effective Nuclear Charge Example 3

In which orbital does an electron in a sulfur atom experience the greatest shielding?

Using Slater's Rules calculate the effective nuclear charge of the 4d orbital electron in iodine.

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