Electron Distortion

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Kavee Dodampahala 4E
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Electron Distortion

Postby Kavee Dodampahala 4E » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:37 pm

What does it mean for an electron to be distorted in a bond?

Ixcel Guzman 4A
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Re: Electron Distortion

Postby Ixcel Guzman 4A » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:49 pm

It's when the electrons of the anion are attracted to the cation, therefore causing the shape of the electron density to change.

gferg21
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Re: Electron Distortion

Postby gferg21 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:43 pm

when the electrons in the electron cloud of the anion are attracted to the the nucleus of the cation in such a way that the cloud shifts toward the cation

Justin Quan 4I
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Re: Electron Distortion

Postby Justin Quan 4I » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:50 pm

To add on, electron distortion causes the shape of the electron density to change due to the electrons in the anion to attract to the cation. This causes ionic bonds to have covalent bond characteristics because the the electrons will be slightly closer to the cation.

Miriam Villarreal 1J
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Re: Electron Distortion

Postby Miriam Villarreal 1J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:33 pm

Highly distorted electrons are described as being HIGHLY POLARIZABLE, which results in an ionic bond with more covalent characters.


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