Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Atomic Radius
Atomic Radius: One half the distance between nuclei of atoms of the same element, when the atoms are bound by a single covalent bond or are in a metallic crystal. The radius of atoms obtained from covalent . . . View Full Definition
Polyatomic Ion: A polyatomic ion is a charged particle that contains more than two covalently bound atoms. See Polyatomic Ions for more.
Ionic Radius: The radii of anions and cations in crystalline ionic compounds, as determined by consistently partitioning the center-to-center distance of ions in those compounds.
Diatomic Molecule: A molecule that contains only two atoms. All of the noninert gases occur as diatomic molecules; e. G. Hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, fluorine, and chlorine are H2, O2, N2, F2, and Cl2, respectively.