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Canty, AJ and Deacon, GB (1980) The van der Waals Radius of Mercury. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 45. L225-L227. ISSN 0020-1693

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Abstract

Structural studies of mercury compounds are evaluated to providing definite evidence that the van der Waals radius of mercury is in the range 1.7-2.0 A. A general value for the radius should lie at the conservative end of the range, hence 1.73 A, conveniently corresponding to Grdenic’s largely neglected upper limit for any form of bonding, is proposed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Inorganica Chimica Acta
Page Range: L225-L227
ISSN: 0020-1693
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1693(00)80155-3
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2008 02:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:27
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2892
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