Chemistry
Atoms and Atomic Structure
Chemical Bonding

What is the length of a linear continuous chain of 18 carbon atoms?

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12/12/2012

The atomic radius of C is 73 pm so if this, -, stands for a radius the chain looks like

-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C- so take 19( - ) for (-)=73 and yopu get 1387 pm