Ask Questions, Get Answers

Want to ask us a question? Click here
Browse Questions
0 votes

The polarisability of the halide ions in the salts $CaX_2$ is in the order of

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;F^- < Cl^- < I^- < Br^-\\(b)\;F^- < Cl^- < Br^- < I^-\\(c)\;Cl^- < F^- < Br^- < I^-\\(d)\;I^- < F^- < Cl^- < F^-\end{array}$

Can you answer this question?

1 Answer

0 votes
$F^- < Cl^- < Br^- < I^-$
The polarisability of an anion increases with the increase in its size.
Hence (b) is the correct answer.
answered Mar 7, 2014 by sreemathi.v

Related questions

Ask Question
student study plans
JEE MAIN, CBSE, AIPMT Mobile and Tablet App
The ultimate mobile app to help you crack your examinations
Get the Android App