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Postby veneziaramirez 3I » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:35 am

What is the difference between an atomic and ionic radius?

Kamryn Chang 1I
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Re: Radius

Postby Kamryn Chang 1I » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:39 am

The atomic radius of an element is half the distance between the centers of neighboring atoms while ionic radius is its share of the distance between neighboring ions in an ionic solid.

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Re: Radius

Postby Varsha Sivaganesh 1A » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:57 pm

However, when comparing radii, you would use the same trend whether its atomic, ionic, or covalent radii.

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Re: Radius

Postby Jessica_Singh_1J » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:37 am

All radii generally follow the same trend on the periodic table.

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Re: Radius

Postby Jessica Benitez 1K » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:32 pm

Both atomic radius and ionic radius decrease across a period.
With ionic radius, the cations decrease then the anions decrease.

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Re: Radius

Postby MariaJohn1D » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:38 pm

In a neutral atom the atomic and ionic radii are the same but if there are cations and anions the electron loses a shell and the ionic radius becomes smaller.

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Re: Radius

Postby 304984981 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:28 pm

The ionic radius is between ionic compound, such as NaCl, KCl.
Atomic radius is between neighbouring atoms, for example metal Mg, Fe
By the way, covalent radius measn 2 nonmetal joined by the covalent bond, eg, oxygen, Nitrogen
Howeverever, dont care much about it because all radiuses follow the same trend, which is increase down the group and decrease across the perios.
Hope it helps!

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