Meaning of ATOMIC RADIUS (METALLIC RADIUS; COVALENT RADIUS) in English

ATOMIC RADIUS (METALLIC RADIUS; COVALENT RADIUS)

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Compare with ionic 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 bond lengths is called the covalent radius; the radius from interatomic distances in metallic crystals is called the metallic radius.

General chemistry English glossary.      Английский глоссарий общей химии.