Shielding or Screening Effect

Shielding and Screening EffectThe decrease in the attractive force exerted by the nucleus on the valence shell electron, which is obviously due to the presence of the electrons lying between the nucleus and valence shell electrons (called intervening electrons) is called shielding effect or screening effect. In other words, the intervening electrons screen or shield the valence-shell electrons from the nucleus.

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