Tue January 10, 2012 By: Devna

Wat is polarization power?? it is given in your answer in 7.2?

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Wed January 11, 2012

The polarizing power of a cation can be estimated from the ratio of its charge to ionic radius (Z/r). It is also called the ionic potential (Ao)

Polarizing power= Z+/r+

The polarizability or polarizing power of an anion is related to the deformability of its electron cloud.

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