Polarizing Power

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EthanPham_1G
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Polarizing Power

Postby EthanPham_1G » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:18 am

What is polarizing power and what does it do? Which atoms have a higher polarizing power?

Andrew F 2L
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Re: Polarizing Power

Postby Andrew F 2L » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:28 am

According to the book, polarizing power arises from when atoms and ions have the impact of large distortions. Cations are typically high in polarizing power due to a smaller radius and being highly charged. Polarizing power of cations increases from left to right across a period

JasonKwon_3k
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Re: Polarizing Power

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:56 am

Smaller and higher charged cations have higher polarizing power due to their nucleus, the positive charge, being more exposed to the anion, thus having a stronger pull on the valence electrons of the anion. This creates a greater distortion, which indicates a higher polarizing power.

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Re: Polarizing Power

Postby JasonKwon_3k » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:56 am

Smaller and higher charged cations have higher polarizing power due to their nucleus, the positive charge, being more exposed to the anion, thus having a stronger pull on the valence electrons of the anion. This creates a greater distortion, which indicates a higher polarizing power.


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