Effect of Size of Atom/Molecule on Distortion

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Jasmine Reddy DIS 1E
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Effect of Size of Atom/Molecule on Distortion

Postby Jasmine Reddy DIS 1E » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:20 pm

What measurement are we using to compare the sizes of atoms/molecules? (ex. molar mass, atomic radius, atomic number, number of electrons)

How does size of an atom/molecule affect distortion?

Jerome Mercado 2J
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Re: Effect of Size of Atom/Molecule on Distortion

Postby Jerome Mercado 2J » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 pm

All of these properties effect size of an atom. Specifically for distortion, the amount of electrons and where its distributed around the nucleus directly contributes to dispersion forces. The larger the atom, the farther the electrons are from the nucleus which means they are held together weakly and create induced dipoles. The ease of distortion is directly proportional to polarizability.

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Re: Effect of Size of Atom/Molecule on Distortion

Postby George Ghaly 2L » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:43 pm

The size of an atom is determined by its atomic number, as the higher the atomic number gets the more protons are located in the nucleus and more electrons in the electron sphere thus making the atom larger. They all have something to do with the size of an atom


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