Polarizability vs Polar Power

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BenJohnson1H
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Polarizability vs Polar Power

Postby BenJohnson1H » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:36 pm

Can someone explain to me the difference between polarizability and polar power?

Carolina Lechuga
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Re: Polarizability vs Polar Power

Postby Carolina Lechuga » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:20 pm

Polarizability is how easy it is to pull its e- and polarizing power is how good an atom is at pulling on bonding electrons.
For polarizing power, you would look at which has a smaller nucleus, which has a greater positive charge and which is more electronegative.
For polarizability, you would look at which has a bigger nucleus and which is more electronegative.


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