Polarization

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Leslie Contreras 1D
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Polarization

Postby Leslie Contreras 1D » Sun May 13, 2018 10:18 pm

Why does the electron cloud of the anion get distorted?

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Re: Polarization

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun May 13, 2018 10:37 pm

Electron clouds can get distorted when an electric field is applied since they interact with each other. The degree which they can distorted can contribute to polarization.

Hannah Lee 1B
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Re: Polarization

Postby Hannah Lee 1B » Sun May 20, 2018 5:11 pm

The anion holds its electrons less tightly than the cation does, due to greater shielding/repulsion caused by the additional electrons - as a result, its cloud is more susceptible to distortion


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