polarizing power

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Gisela F Ramirez 2H
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polarizing power

Postby Gisela F Ramirez 2H » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:11 am

How does polarizing power differ from polarizability?

Simran Rai 4E
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Re: polarizing power

Postby Simran Rai 4E » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:22 am

Polarizability is how easy it is to pull the electron cloud of a molecule, whereas polarizing power is how good an atom is at pulling on bonding electrons. They are inversely related.

Grace Diaz 3F
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Re: polarizing power

Postby Grace Diaz 3F » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:17 pm

Polarizing power has to do with a cations ability to distort an anions electron cloud. Smaller cations usually have a larger polarizing power.

Connie Chen 3D
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Re: polarizing power

Postby Connie Chen 3D » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:46 pm

Polarizing power refers to a cation's pull of electrons from its bonded anion. Polarizability refers to the anion's ability to be polarized by a cation. They are opposites of one another.

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