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Why does the radius of Ga < the radius of Al, in theory it must be bigger
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 12:49:07 AM »
According to wikipedia, the radius of Ga (130pm) > the radius of Al (125pm)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallium

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Why does the radius of Ga < the radius of Al, in theory it must be bigger

Are you measuring (or looking up) comparable values?

Ga3+, for instance is possibly smaller than Al...

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