polarization power

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tatianatumbling_1J
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polarization power

Postby tatianatumbling_1J » Fri May 18, 2018 6:13 pm

is polarization power referring to the anions or the cations? I was thinking the anions because they are the ones that want to gain electrons but I feel like I'm wrong. can someone explain?

MadelynNguyen1F
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Re: polarization power

Postby MadelynNguyen1F » Fri May 18, 2018 7:14 pm

Polarizing power refers to cations because the electrons around the nucleus of the anion are drawn to the cation.

Chris Qiu 1H
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Re: polarization power

Postby Chris Qiu 1H » Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm

This related to cations, Polarizability relates to anions

Alexis Bravo 1D
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Re: polarization power

Postby Alexis Bravo 1D » Sun May 20, 2018 8:49 pm

The ability of a cation to distort an anion is the polarization power and the tendency of the anion to become polarized by the cation is polarizability


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