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Nicholas Kull_3L
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Postby Nicholas Kull_3L » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:37 am

What is polarizability? Also, I am confused on the different parts of the equation and how they relate.

Emily Ng_4C
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Re: Polarizability

Postby Emily Ng_4C » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:30 pm

Polarizability is how much the electrons in an atom can be distorted. For example, atoms with more electrons tend to be more polarizable.

Irene Zhou 1E
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Re: Polarizability

Postby Irene Zhou 1E » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:35 pm

Polarizability corresponds with the interaction between electrons and the nucleus. The less electrons, the stronger the interaction between those electrons and the nucleus. These electrons would be held tightly and have low polarizability because the interaction between those electrons and the nucleus is too strong.

Letizia Ye 4F
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Re: Polarizability

Postby Letizia Ye 4F » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:41 pm

Polarizability can be thought of as the ability for a molecule's electrons to be distorted/affected by other charges. Atoms with more electrons typically have a higher polarizability since they are less attracted to the positive nucleus due to shielding of electrons.

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