Valencies of the lanthanides

Johnson, David A. and Nelson, Peter G. (2018). Valencies of the lanthanides. Foundations of Chemistry, 20(1) pp. 15–27.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10698-017-9291-6

Abstract

The valencies of the lanthanides vary more than was once thought. In addition to valencies associated with a half-full shell, there are valencies associated with a quarter- and three-quarter-full shell. This can be explained on the basis of Slater’s theory of many-electron atoms. The same theory explains the variation in complexing constants in the trivalent state (the “tetrad effect”). Valency in metallic and organometallic compounds is also discussed.

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