Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2010, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (07): 1795-1800.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20100731

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70 Years of Crystallographic van der Waals Radii

HU Sheng-Zhi, XIE Zhao-Xiong, ZHOU Zhao-Hui   

  1. State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, Fujian Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2010-01-04 Revised:2010-04-14 Published:2010-07-02
  • Contact: HU Sheng-Zhi


Significant data sets of crystallographic van der Waals radii for the noble gases, the non-metal elements, and the metal elements that have appeared within the last seven decades are summarized and examined systematically. From the most useful sets all the reliable data are recommended. Certain remaining problems are identified and the need for further studies in this area is suggested.

Key words: Crystallographic van der Waals radius, Noble gas, Non-metallic element, Metallic element


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