Choose the correct order of atomic radii of fluorine and neon (in pm) out of the options given below and justify your answer.
(i) 72, 160
(ii) 160, 160
(iii) 72, 72
(iv) 160, 72
Choose the correct order of atomic radii of fluorine and neon (in pm) out of the options given below and justify your answer.
(i) 72, 160
(ii) 160, 160
(iii) 72, 72
(iv) 160, 72

(i) 72, 160

Neon has van der Waal’s radii and fluorine has covalent radii. The covalent radius is always less than van der Waal’s radius, Fluorine has a radius of 72pm while Neon has a radius of 160pm.