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Postby Deena Doan 2F » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:51 pm

How can I use the periodic table to determine whether one element has higher polarizability compared to another element?

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Re: polarizability

Postby Jiyoon_Hwang_2I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:54 pm

Polarizability tends to decrease from left to right on the periodic table and increases going down the periodic table.

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Re: polarizability

Postby zachary_nhem_4I » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:56 pm

An anion will be highly polarizable if its large, such as an iodine ion. A cation will have a high polarizing power if it is small and highly charged such as Al3+ (From the textbook).

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