Problem: Which of the following pairs is arranged with the particle of higher polarizability listed first? (A) CCl4, CI4 (B) H2O, H2Se (C) C6H14, C4H10 (D) NH3, NF3

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We are asked to determine which among the given pairs of the compound  is arranged with the particle of higher polarizability listed first

Recall that polarizability of a molecule depends upon the amount of electrons and distance of electrons from the nuclear charge. 

↑size of molecule, ↑amount of electrons, ↑polarizability

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Which of the following pairs is arranged with the particle of higher polarizability listed first? 

(A) CCl4, CI

(B) H2O, H2Se 

(C) C6H14, C4H10 

(D) NH3, NF3

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