4 posts • Page 1 of 1
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.
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.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest