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Polarizability vs Polar Power

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:36 pm
by BenJohnson1H
Can someone explain to me the difference between polarizability and polar power?

Re: Polarizability vs Polar Power

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:20 pm
by Carolina Lechuga
Polarizability is how easy it is to pull its e- and polarizing power is how good an atom is at pulling on bonding electrons.
For polarizing power, you would look at which has a smaller nucleus, which has a greater positive charge and which is more electronegative.
For polarizability, you would look at which has a bigger nucleus and which is more electronegative.