Chapter 7 – Periodic Properties of the Elements: Part 1 of 11

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In this video I’ll teach you about “effective nuclear charge,” also called “Z-effective” or “Zeff”. I’ll also show you how to calculate “effective nuclear charge” by introducing you to a few Zeff problems.


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Destiny Iwuajoku says:

Where is the link to the problem set questions?

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A.srihari A.Srihari says:

☺👌very important for all students this chapters

A.srihari A.Srihari says:

very interesting topic s

Tevfik Sevgin says:

What about 0.35,0.85 stuff with Zeff ?

Veronica Scott says:

Hi, I was wondering about trends in Zeff among the periodic table.

It makes sense that moving across a period from left to right would result in greater Zeff because the number of electrons in lower energy orbitals remains the same (s), while nuclear charge (Z) increases by +1 for each successive element. If this reasoning is wrong, please correct me!

Mathematically, I want to say Zeff (=Z-s) essentially remains the same, moving down a group in the periodic table. Intuitively, I was to say Zeff (being the measure of strength of attraction between an electron and the protons in the atom's nucleus) decreases because the valence electrons are in larger orbitals at increasing distances from the nucleus. However, my text (and other online resources I found hastily) state that Zeff actually increases down a group, while the electrostatic attraction between the nucleus and valence electrons decreases. What is your take on trends in Zeff down a group in the periodic table? I'm not sure what to think given all the discrepant information.

Finally, what is the difference between electrostatic force and Zeff? Am I mistaking them for the same thing by assuming Zeff is virtually a measure of electrostatic attraction? It seems that way, given what my text asserts.

Thanks for the videos and extra help!! You're great at what you do.

cando high says:

there is no visual effects. this is a poor video.

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Jenniffer Avila-Bravo says:

very helpful video for my AP Chem class thank you

hussein335 says:

Is this general chemistry for college?

Halil BALIM says:

I don't understand the sentence that is at the 6:26 : "When calculating S, electrons in the same orbital as the electron in question don't count. They're given a value of zero.

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Antoine Rayer says:

can you explain ionization enthalpy and screening effect.

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where is D second part of dis video sir

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