Atomic Size & LDF's

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Labiba Sardar 2A
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Atomic Size & LDF's

Postby Labiba Sardar 2A » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:29 am

Why does a bigger atomic size have stronger London dispersion forces?

Sarah Nichols 4C
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Re: Atomic Size & LDF's

Postby Sarah Nichols 4C » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:13 am

Because there are more electrons

Jasmine Fendi 1D
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Re: Atomic Size & LDF's

Postby Jasmine Fendi 1D » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:15 am

To add on to the previous comment, more electrons result in greater electron repulsion, which leads to greater polarizability and greater london dispersion forces

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