Difference between polarizability and polarizing power.

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ariellasarkissian_3H
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Difference between polarizability and polarizing power.

Postby ariellasarkissian_3H » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:12 am

Is there a difference between polarizability and polarizing power, and what determines if a molecule or ion has a greater polarizability or polarizing power?

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Re: Difference between polarizability and polarizing power.

Postby megan blatt 2B » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:22 am

The ability of a cation to distort or polarize an anion is the cation's polarizability power. The tendency of an anion to be polarized and distorted by a cation is its polarizability. An ion with greater ionic radius is more polarizable because the electrons are held less closely to the nucleus.


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