Polarizability vs. Polarizing Power

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Nicole Jakiel 4F
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Polarizability vs. Polarizing Power

Postby Nicole Jakiel 4F » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:50 pm

What is the difference between polarizability and polarizing power?

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Re: Polarizability vs. Polarizing Power

Postby Arshiya » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Polarizing power is the ability for a cation to distort an anion. On the other hand, polarizatibility is the tendency or the likelihood that the anion is becoming polarized.


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