how much is diameter of ion copper cu+1 and cu+2 ? what are the usual ions of copper?

hi dear users,

the diameter of copper atom is 2.56 angstrom(0.256 nanometer) so now how much is the diameter of its ion cu+1 and cu+2 ? and what are the usual ions of copper?

tnx alot

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  • KG
    Lv 6
    7 years ago
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    I'm not sure what the diameter is but the diameter of Cu+ will be smaller than the Cu and the diameter of Cu2+ is smaller than Cu+. Because Cations (+) are formed when an electron is lost. When this occurs there are less electron-electron repulsions and there is a greater net nuclear attraction per electron. So, the newly formed ion becomes a more condensed version of its neutral atom.

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