Polarizability

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Mallika Chimpiri 3K
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Polarizability

Postby Mallika Chimpiri 3K » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:22 pm

Can anyone explain the periodic trend for polarizability and the trend for polarizing power?

Sarah Blake-2I
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Re: Polarizability

Postby Sarah Blake-2I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:39 pm

Atoms with small atomic radius will have more polarizing power whereas atoms with a larger atomic radius will be more polarizable. So essentially, you look at the size of the atom and that determines the trend in a way.

PranaviKolla2B
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Re: Polarizability

Postby PranaviKolla2B » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:53 pm

What is the difference between polarizability and polarizing power?

Ryan Juncker 3D
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Re: Polarizability

Postby Ryan Juncker 3D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:56 pm

Larger anions are more polarizable and ionic radius follows the same trend as atomic. This means that the most polarizable atoms will be in the lower left corner. Smaller cations with a higher charge are atoms with the most polarizing power and this would mean that the atoms near the top right would have the most polarizing power.


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