Trend in polarisability and polarizing power?

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Alvaro Chumpitaz 4D
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Trend in polarisability and polarizing power?

Postby Alvaro Chumpitaz 4D » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:38 am

Are there any periodic trends for polarisability and polarizing power?

Kehlin Hayes 4C
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Re: Trend in polarisability and polarizing power?

Postby Kehlin Hayes 4C » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:47 am

The bigger the atom the more polarizable it is

Jessica Castellanos
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Re: Trend in polarisability and polarizing power?

Postby Jessica Castellanos » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:50 am

Those with high polarizing power are usually smaller cations (top left of periodic table) and those with high polarizability are large anions (bottom right of periodic table). I hope this helps!

Simon Dionson 4I
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Re: Trend in polarisability and polarizing power?

Postby Simon Dionson 4I » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:24 pm

Polarising power increases with an atom with fewer electrons and is more positively charged (up and left). Polarizability increases with an atom with more electrons and a more negatively charged nucleus (down and right)


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