2D #11

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2D #11

Postby 605379296 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:55 pm

What's the difference and similarities between polarizing power and polarizability? I thought they were the same thing...

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Re: 2D #11

Postby RoshniVarmaDis1K » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:57 pm

Cations have polarizing power because they can pull electrons.

Anions are polarizable because they have the electrons that are pulled away.

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Re: 2D #11

Postby Justin Seok 2A » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:44 pm

Polarizing power also becomes stronger the smaller an atom is since the effective nuclear charge has a stronger effect, while polarizability becomes higher when an atom is larger since its electrons are more easily affected due to a larger distance from the nucleus.

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Re: 2D #11

Postby Joseph Saba » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:07 pm

Polarizing power for cations and polarizability for anions

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