Bond Lengths in Helium Hydrides as Sums of the Relevant Radii of He and H

Authors: Raji Heyrovska

The latest astrophysical discovery for the first time of HeH+ inspired the author to look into its bond length. Using the previously calculated values of the various radii of He and H, it is shown here that the reported inter-nuclear distance in HeH+ is the sum of the radii of He- and the section of the Bohr radius pertaining to the proton. Interpreted here also is the inter-nuclear distance of the He..H bond in He..H..He+, as the sum of the covalent radius of He and the Bohr radius of H. Both cases support the rule of additivity of radii of adjacent atoms and or ions in bond lengths established by the author over the years.

Comments: 3 pages, one Table 1.

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