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Jina Kwon
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Postby Jina Kwon » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:21 pm

for cations, is it the smaller the molecule the higher the polarity?

Indy Bui 1l
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Re: cations

Postby Indy Bui 1l » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:30 pm

The smaller the cation the higher Polarizing power. Respectively, the larger the anion the higher its polarizability.

Molecules with more polarizability tend to have a more covalent character.

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Re: cations

Postby SGonzales_3L » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:30 pm

The smaller the cation and the higher the charge, the higher its polarizing power. This just means that it can easily distort the electron cloud of a neighboring anion more easily than larger/lower charged cations.

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