"Polarizing Power" Trends

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Jonathan Shih 3H
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"Polarizing Power" Trends

Postby Jonathan Shih 3H » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:57 pm

What are the trends for polarizing power? From question 81 in Chapter 3, I inferred that for cations, the smaller the Cation, the greater the polarizing power. Is it the same for Anions?

Kaitlin Ross 3E
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Re: "Polarizing Power" Trends

Postby Kaitlin Ross 3E » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:02 am

Smaller and more highly charged cations have a greater polarizing power while larger, less electronegative anions have a greater ability to become polarized.

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