Bond-length distributions for ions bonded to oxygen: Results for the lanthanides and actinides and discussion of the f-block contraction

2017-10-10T07:24:38Z (GMT) by Olivier Charles Gagné
Bond-length distributions have been examined for eighty-four configurations of the lanthanide ions and twenty-two configurations of the actinide ions bonded to oxygen. The lanthanide contraction for the trivalent lanthanide ions bonded to O<sup>2-</sup> is shown to vary as a function of coordination number and to diminish in scale with increasing coordination number.