How does ionic radius differ from atomic radius?

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Aug 28, 2017

Answer:

Well, reasonably elemental anions should have a radius GREATER than the atomic radius.........Do you agree? Why #"reasonably"#?

Explanation:

And elemental cations should have a SMALLER radius than the atomic radius. As chemists, as physical scientists we should examine the data......

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Are the data here consistent with what I have argued? The units are quoted in #"picometres"#, #10^-12*m#.