Instantaneous dipole equation

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Seohyun Park 1L
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Instantaneous dipole equation

Postby Seohyun Park 1L » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:43 am

Can someone explain what E directly relating to polarizability and indirectly relating to radius means for instantaneous interactions? What is the energy referring to in this case?

Tarika Gujral 1K
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Re: Instantaneous dipole equation

Postby Tarika Gujral 1K » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:40 am

By instantaneous interactions, I assume you are referring to induced dipole interactions.
Polarazability (the amount an electron field can be distorted) is directly proportional to atomic radius: the larger the radius, the more distortion,
Greater polarizability allows for stronger induced dipole interactions.
Energy (of the interaction) increases with both atomic polarizability and radius


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