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Postby Shanzey » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:39 pm

How does polarizability affect intermolecular forces? Do things with high polarizability form stronger bonds?

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Re: Polarizability

Postby Ethan Lam 4A » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:46 pm

Polarizability affects the London dispersion force since the molecules get more attracted with each other. As polarizability increases so does the strength of the dispersion force.

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Re: Polarizability

Postby ASetlur_1G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:35 pm

Electron distortion is proportional to the polarizability of electrons. When there's a greater number of electrons (large anions), electron distortion increases, and polarizability increases, so the strength of interaction also increases.

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Re: Polarizability

Postby Fatemah Yacoub 1F » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:25 pm

With greater polarizability, the electron cloud is able to be distorted more. Therefore it is easier to form IMFs because since the electron cloud can easily be distorted it is more attracted to partial positive charges.

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