(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
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Amina Durrani 3G
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How are electron distortion and polarizability of that electron related? Is distortion and changing molar mass the same?
Jessica Li 4F
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Polarizability doesn't relate to an electron, but rather the whole atom. The polarizability of an atom is essentially how easily its electron cloud can be distorted.
Pegah Nasseri 1K
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Anions that are larger with lower charges are more polarizable, meaning their electron cloud can be more easily distorted. Anions that are smaller with a higher charge have more polarizing power, meaning they are more able to distort an electron cloud.
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