polarizable and polarizing power

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polarizable and polarizing power

Postby George_Zhu » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:22 am

How to distinguish polarizable and polarizing power in a clearly and easy way?

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Re: polarizable and polarizing power

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:41 pm

Polarizability describes a how much an atom could be polarized and distorted. Polarizability is the ability of an atom to be polarized.

Polarizing power, which is descriptive of cations, is the power that cation has to polarize a different atom.


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