Order of Increasing Polarization

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Sophia Diaz - Dis 1B
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Order of Increasing Polarization

Postby Sophia Diaz - Dis 1B » Sun May 20, 2018 8:16 pm

Put these in order of increasing polarizability:

The answer is O-2, N-3, Cl-, Br-, but I'm not sure how you would solve this. Apparently, O and N are in that order because of smaller electronegativity and Cl and Br have more shells, but I don't understand why that is. Why does size effect polarizability?


Also is polarization and polarizing power different?

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Re: Order of Increasing Polarization

Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sun May 20, 2018 8:33 pm

More shells means that these electrons are easier to be taken away , thus more polarizability.
Also , polarizing power is the power to take electrons , while polarization is the ability to let go of your electrons .

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Re: Order of Increasing Polarization

Postby Alexis Bravo 1D » Sun May 20, 2018 9:08 pm

The bigger atoms should have bigger polarizabililty, so the size has a direct relationship with polarizability.

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