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Covalence of atoms in the heavier transition metals.
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PMID:  16592407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The observed magnetic properties of the heavier transition metals permit them to have larger metallic valences than their iron-group congeners. With 0.72 metallic orbital, as found for the iron-group metals, the maximum metallic valence and minimum interatomic distance would occur for 8.28 transargononic electrons. The curves of observed interatomic distances for the close-packed metals of the second and third long periods have minima at this point, supporting the assignment of high valences to these metals. Values of the single-bond radii corresponding to these valences are calculated.
L Pauling
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0027-8424     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505876     Medline TA:  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2614-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, 2700 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.
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