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