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Which of the following atoms should have the smallest polarizability? N Br F Po Pb

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Which of the following atoms should have the smallest polarizability?

N

Br

F

Po

Pb

Polarizability

Polarizability is defined as the property by which a species polarizes other species i.e. distort the electron cloud of polarizable species. The smaller size of cation means higher charge and more ability to polarize other polarizable species.

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Among the given atoms the least polarizability will be of Po.

Because polarizability depends on the electronegativity of the atom.

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Fajans' Rules for Chemical Bonds

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Chapter 8 / Lesson 9
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This lesson will talk about polarization of ionic compounds and Fajans' rules. Fajans' rules discuss introduction of covalent character in ionic compounds and how some properties of ionic compounds change because of polarization.


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