general question

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Jamie Lee 1H
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general question

Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:02 pm

Can someone explain the general concept of polarizability and the trends associated with weaker and stronger polarizing bonds?

Jessica Booth 2F
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Re: general question

Postby Jessica Booth 2F » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:50 pm

Polarizability is how much an electron cloud of an atom or ion can undergo a large distortion. Atoms or ions with a large distortion are highly polarizable. The larger the atom the more polarizable it is.

Kennedi2J
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Re: general question

Postby Kennedi2J » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:20 pm

What is distortion in terms of electrons?


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