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Clara Cho 2K
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Postby Clara Cho 2K » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:33 pm

are all metals polarizable?

Serena Siddiq 3D
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Re: Anions

Postby Serena Siddiq 3D » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:56 pm

No, because the first two rows of the periodic table are metal cations, and therefore have polarizing power. So, not all metals are good candidates for polarizability!

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Re: Anions

Postby rohun2H » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:29 am

Anions are polarizable (exhibiting distortion) whereas cations have polarizing power (distorting anions).

Vincent Leong 2B
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Re: Anions

Postby Vincent Leong 2B » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:31 am

Cations will always be the type of ions that will possess polarizing power whereas anions will possess polarizability.

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Re: Anions

Postby pmokh14B » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:41 am

no most metals are cations and will have polarizing power, not be polarizable.

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Re: Anions

Postby AprilPaz » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:58 am

Polarizability depends on size and charge. No assumptions can be made since each element has a different amount of electrons. The more electrons the farther they are away which allows the nucleus to not have a strong hold on them. Thus, the more electrons the easier it is to have a dipole moment because of the loose electrons.

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Re: Anions

Postby Khushboo_3D » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:40 am

In the textbook it states that, "When a small, highly charged cation is close to a large anion, the electron cloud of the anion is distorted in the process we call polarization." This implies that the anion is polarizable while the cation should have the polarizing power. Smaller atoms with a higher positive charge have a greater polarizing power while larger anions have greater polarizability.

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Re: Anions

Postby Jennifer Yang 3F » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:33 pm

No, not all anions are polarizable.

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