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Interatomic Distances in Covalent Molecules and Resonance between Two or More Lewis Electronic Structures

Pauling, Linus (1932) Interatomic Distances in Covalent Molecules and Resonance between Two or More Lewis Electronic Structures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 18 (4). pp. 293-297. ISSN 0027-8424. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:PAUpnas32a

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Abstract

In a paper to be published in the Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Professor M. L. Huggins and I have formulated tables of radii for use in crystals containing electron-pair bonds. With the aid of these tables, we have also constructed a table of radii (table 1) for non-metallic atoms in covalent molecules. These radii are designed especially for purely covalent compounds, in which fluorine forms one electron-pair bond, oxygen two, nitrogen three, etc., but they are applicable also to other compounds, such as (CH3)3N:O:, with the following exception. The radii given for As, Se, Br, Sb, Te and I are to be used for these atoms with a covalence of one, two or three; for a covalence of four slightly smaller values ("tetrahedral radii") are to be used. The change is probably due to a change in the nature of the bond eigenfunctions involved.


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