atomic radius(redirected from Metallic radius)
atomic radius[ə′täm·ik ′rād·ē·əs]
Also known as covalent radius.
Half the distance between the nuclei of two like atoms that are covalently bonded.
The experimentally determined radius of an atom in a covalently bonded compound. Also known as covalent radius.
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