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Atomic vs. Ionic Radii

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Which of the following describes how the atomic radius of $Cl$ is related to the ionic radius of $Cl^{-}$?

A

The atomic radius and the ionic radius are equal.

B

The atomic radius of $Cl$ is larger than that of $Cl^{-}$.

C

The atomic radius of $Cl$ is smaller than that of $Cl^{-}$.

D

The ionic radius of $Cl^{-}$ is smaller than that of the atomic radius of $Cl$.