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?
- KGLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
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.