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Polarisation power of cations

  1. May 15, 2016 #1
    Why the cations having electronic structure of ns2 np6 nd10 have more polarisation power on anions than the cations having electronic structure of ns2 np6?
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  3. May 16, 2016 #2


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    Probably because they are smaller.
  4. Jun 28, 2016 #3
    This due to the cations which have elctronic configuration ns2 np6 nd10 has a poor shileding effect on outer electrons hence effective nuclear attraction increase. The cations which have configuration ns2 np6 have a greater shielding effect so they have less nuclear attraction
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