Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 12 - Problems: 12.47

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

a.) I- has the greater polarizability because it is the bigger ion. b.) CH2 = CH2 has the greater polarizability because it has pi electrons while CH3β€”CH3 lacks them. The electron clouds of the pi electrons in CH2=CH2 can be distorted readily since they are held loosely (relative to sigma electrons). c.) H2Se has the greater polarizability because of its larger size.
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