Inorganic Materials

, Volume 37, Issue 9, pp 871–885 | Cite as

Van der Waals Radii of Elements

  • S. S. Batsanov


The available data on the van der Waals radii of atoms in molecules and crystals are summarized. The nature of the continuous variation in interatomic distances from van der Waals to covalent values and the mechanisms of transformations between these types of chemical bonding are discussed.


Inorganic Chemistry Continuous Variation Chemical Bonding Interatomic Distance 
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  • S. S. Batsanov
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  1. 1.Center for High Dynamic PressuresMoscow oblastRussia

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