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Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Thu May 17, 2018 6:54 pm

How are polarizability and electronegativity connected? Which effects which?

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Re: Connection

Postby Nahelly Alfaro-2C » Thu May 17, 2018 11:07 pm

Electronegativity and polarity are connected through the bonds made between atoms. The greater difference in electronegativity between the atoms the more polar the bond is going to be.

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Re: Connection

Postby Yeo Bin Yook 1K » Fri May 18, 2018 12:37 am

In addition to the response above, all bonds between atoms that are not the same element will have a certain amount of polarity because they aren't the same. This is due to the varying power of an atom that pulls its electrons (electronegativity).

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Re: Connection

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri May 18, 2018 2:39 pm

Polarizability and polarity are not the same thing. For example, if two elements with many electrons are bound together, the molecule may not be polar but it is polarizable.

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