Bond-length distributions for ions bonded to oxygen: Results for the non-metals and discussion of lone-pair stereoactivity and the polymerization of PO4

Bond-length distributions are examined for three configurations of the H+ ion, sixteen configurations of the group 14-16 non-metal ions and seven configurations of the group 17 ions bonded to oxygen. Lone-pair stereoactivity for ions bonded to O<sup>2-</sup> is discussed, as well as the polymerization of the PO<sub>4</sub> group.