Problem: The ease with which the charge distribution in a molecule can be distorted by an external electrical field is called the _____.A. electronegativity B. hydrogen bonding C. polarizability D. volatility E. viscosity

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Electronegativity - ability of an atom to attract electrons to itself in a chemical bond

Hydrogen bonding – occurs in compounds where hydrogen is directly connected to an electronegative element such as N, O, or F

Polarizability - ability of an atom’s or a molecule’s outer electron cloud to be distorted from its normal shape by an electric field

Volatility - ability to evaporate easily

Viscosity - the resistance of a liquid to flow


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The ease with which the charge distribution in a molecule can be distorted by an external electrical field is called the _____.

A. electronegativity 

B. hydrogen bonding 

C. polarizability 

D. volatility 

E. viscosity