Cause and Effect of Electrons in a Molecule

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Tamera Scott 1G
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Cause and Effect of Electrons in a Molecule

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:58 pm

So to clarify, more electrons causes a molecule to become more distorted and polarizable?

Austin Clack
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Re: Cause and Effect of Electrons in a Molecule

Postby Austin Clack » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:56 pm

Yes, a larger electron cloud is more susceptible to distortion because the attraction forces between protons and electrons are less powerful due to increased distance.

Daniel_Frees_1L
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Re: Cause and Effect of Electrons in a Molecule

Postby Daniel_Frees_1L » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:16 pm

In addition to increased distance between the outer electrons and the nucleus, larger elements have more electron shielding which further reduces the pull of the nucleus on outer e-.


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