For the same kind of atoms, if a solid is formed from a gas, is the susceptibility increased or decreased compared to the gas phase ?
Susceptibility of a gas is given as
χ=N/V * α
where N/V is average particle density and α is the atomic polarizability.
The Attempt at a Solution
At first sight, since N/V would increase with solid formation the susceptibility would also increase.
But I doubt that this is a plausible answer.