Relativistic Effects and Heavy-Element Chemistry

  • P. Pyykkö
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 41)


Perhaps the most dramatic impact of relativity on chemical thought is the insight that the chemical differences between row 5 (Z=41–54) and row 6 (Z=73–86) contain large, if not dominant, relativistic contributions. The development of this story is outlined in Table 9.1.


Relativistic Effect Superheavy Element Reference Comment Hydrogen Halide Sigma Bond 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Pyykkö
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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