What is penetration power?

Asked by yamini gurjar | 29th Aug, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

If the penetration power of the electron is more, it will be closer to the nucleus and will be held more firmly. Thus ionization energy is directly proportional to the penetration power of the electrons
The 's' electrons are more penetrating (maximum probability of finding near the nucleus) towards the nucleus than the p electrons. The order of penetration power in a given shell is s > p > d > f

Answered by  | 29th Aug, 2010, 11:39: AM

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