Given: Radius of cation (r+ ) = 50 pm
To find: Radius of anion (r− ) = ?
Formula: Radius ratio = Radius of the cation/Radius of the anion
Calculation: ZnS has tetrahedral arrangement.
The range of r+/r- for stable four fold coordination is 0.225 to 0.414
Hence the radius of anion can be calculated by