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electron distortion

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:28 am
by Deepika Pugalenthi 1A
Why do electrons in one atom/molecule cause electron distortion in a nearby atom/molecule?

Re: electron distortion

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:35 am
by Saima Salam 3J
Think about it this way, if there are a concentration of electrons in one particular side of a molecule and it comes in interaction with another molecule which also has electrons but is less electronegative than the first molecule then the first molecule will push away the electrons because a negative charge repulses another negative charge (like a magnet). This way, the electrons are pushed away thus creating a distortion.

Re: electron distortion

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:11 am
by Duby3L
It involves atomic radius. So you can think about it as the smaller the cation the stronger its going to be attached to the nucleus charge making it easier to take away electrons from the anion and if the cation takes away those electrons then its going to distort or mess with the structure of the anion. So, the smaller the cation the greater its going to be able to distort or mess with structural shape of the anion.

Re: electron distortion

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:08 pm
by Riya Shah 4H
Because of repulsion between the electrons in the given atoms.

Re: electron distortion

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:02 am
by Nicole Elhosni 2I
Is it that the greater the distortion between the two bonding atoms of elements, the more covalent character there is? Because the electron density regions are pulled into the area between the two atoms?