Standard covalent bond lengths for compounds of the main group elements H through I are given, based on experimental structure determinations from the literature. Single, aromatic, delocalized, double and triple bond types are considered. A procedure for estimating missing values is given, based on the single bond length and/or the covalent radii of the atoms. Correction factors for ring bonds, and the problem of obtaining closed rings due to the redundant bond lengths and angles are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry