We are being asked to determine the definition of polarizability.
Polarizability is related to intermolecular force.
(a) What is meant by the term polarizability?
(b) Which of the following atoms would you expect to be most polarizable: N, P, As, Sb? Explain.
(c) List the following molecules in order of increasing polarizability: GeCl4, CH4, SiCl4, SiH4, and GeBr4.
(d) Predict the order of boiling points of the substances in part (c).
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