What is ionic size?

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May 24, 2018

As the name says on the tin, the ionic radius is the radius of the TYPICAL ion of a given atom...



And as is typical, metals, electron-rich materials from the left and side of the Periodic Table tend to lose electrons to form cations, i.e. #M^+#, and #M^(2-)#; non-metals, smaller atoms from the right-hand side of the Periodic Table as we face it, tend to gain electrons, they tend to be reduced, and form LARGE anions...