Photon336
  • Photon336
Can someone explain what electron affinity is and how this quantify changes on the periodic table?
Chemistry
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  • katieb
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rvc
  • rvc
Ability of an atom to gain electron in its neutral state
rvc
  • rvc
This is what i think about electron affinity.
rvc
  • rvc
The atoms in need of electron will have higher electron affinity. It will also acquire a extra negative charge due to gain of electrons.

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Photon336
  • Photon336
@rvc thanks, ok so if it's a neutral atoms ability to gain an electron, more electronegative atoms would have a higher electron affinity?
rvc
  • rvc
yep
Photon336
  • Photon336
@rvc so as we go from left to right across a period Electron affinity increases, would this mean more negative EA values?
rvc
  • rvc
Metals wont have high electronegativity because they tend to lose electron
rvc
  • rvc
*electron affinity
rvc
  • rvc
yes @Photon336
rvc
  • rvc
the latter part im not sure but yes it increases from left to right

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