polarizability and polarizing power

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Aashka Popat 1A
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:16 am

polarizability and polarizing power

Postby Aashka Popat 1A » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:28 pm

What does it mean to for a cation to have polarizing power, and how would I know which have higher polarizing power? are there trends on the periodic table?

Lilyana Villa 1J
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:15 am

Re: polarizability and polarizing power

Postby Lilyana Villa 1J » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:34 pm

When a cation has high polarizing power, it has the ability to cause high electron distortion. The smaller the cation and the higher electronegativity it has, the more polarizing power it has. If you were to look at the s block, the cations on the topmost right will have the most polarizing power due to the atomic radii and electronegativity trends

Aman Sankineni 2L
Posts: 103
Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:17 am

Re: polarizability and polarizing power

Postby Aman Sankineni 2L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:43 pm

Polarizing power follows the same trend as electronegativity while polarizability follows the trend of atomic radius.

ZevMarx-Kahn3C
Posts: 52
Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:17 am

Re: polarizability and polarizing power

Postby ZevMarx-Kahn3C » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:44 pm

Are they linearly inversely related?

Michelle Song 1I
Posts: 102
Joined: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:17 am

Re: polarizability and polarizing power

Postby Michelle Song 1I » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:48 am

The smaller and more highly charged a cation is the more polarizing power it has.


Return to “Polarisability of Anions, The Polarizing Power of Cations”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests