# Upon oxidation of an atom, what occurs to the radius of the resultant cation compared to the parent atom?

Mar 7, 2016

$M \left(g\right) \rightarrow {M}^{+} \left(g\right) + {e}^{-}$.
But as chemists, as physical scientists, we should always seek the data that inform our argument. See this [site.] Units are in Angstroms, $1$ $=$ $1 \times {10}^{- 10} m$. (https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.Mc57818b3f36c58b0c6ed155c3212933ao0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)