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A revised set of values of single-bond radii derived from the observed interatomic distances in metals by correction for bond number and resonance energy

Pauling, Linus and Kamb, Barclay (1986) A revised set of values of single-bond radii derived from the observed interatomic distances in metals by correction for bond number and resonance energy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 83 (11). pp. 3569-3571. ISSN 0027-8424. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:PAUpnas86

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Abstract

An earlier discussion [Pauling, L. (1947) J. Am. Chem. Soc. 69, 542] of observed bond lengths in elemental metals with correction for bond number and resonance energy led to a set of single-bond metallic radii with values usually somewhat less than the corresponding values obtained from molecules and complex ions. A theory of resonating covalent bonds has now been developed that permits calculation of the number of resonance structures per atom and of the effective resonance energy per bond. With this refined method of correcting the observed bond lengths for the effect of resonance energy, a new set of single-bond covalent radii, in better agreement with values from molecules and complex ions, has been constructed.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1986 by the National Academy of Sciences. Contributed by Linus Pauling, January 2, 1986. We thank Linda Kamb and Dr. Zelek S. Herman for their help. This investigation was supported in part by a grant from the Japan Shipbuilding Foundation. The publication costs of this article were defrayed in part by page charge payment. This article must therefore be hereby marked "advertisement" in accordance with 18 U.S.C. §1734 solely to indicate this fact.
Subject Keywords:statistical theory of resonance of covalent bonds
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