# Why doesn't core charge increase down a group? [closed]

Atomic radius increases down a group because the electrons feel a lesser attraction to the positive nucleus (due to shielding from inner shells). Why then, doesn't core charge decrease seeing as core charge is just the attraction felt by the valence electrons towards the nucleus (and that attraction is said to decrease down a group as per the reasoning for the increase in atomic radius)?

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• The felt attraction is proportional to $\frac{Z_\mathrm{eff}}{r^2}$. Ramember also electron repulsion and in the first place the quantization, which is the primary reason for atomic size getting bigger. – Poutnik May 27 '20 at 15:44