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Homework Help: Quick help needed, How electronegativity is related to polarising power?

  1. Sep 28, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I was studying about electronegativity from a book.
    Its written that as polarizing power increases, electronegativity increases.
    Also, the electronegativity increases as the s-character in the hybrid orbitals increases.
    I don't understand these two statements.
    I don't understand how electronegativity is related to polarising power and s-character? :confused:

    2. Relevant equations
    [itex]\phi[/itex]=(Charge on cation)/(Radius of cation)2

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 28, 2011 #2
    Bump -_-
  4. Sep 30, 2011 #3
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