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Photon336

  • one year ago

Can someone explain what electron affinity is and how this quantify changes on the periodic table?

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  1. rvc
    • one year ago
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    Ability of an atom to gain electron in its neutral state

  2. rvc
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    This is what i think about electron affinity.

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    The atoms in need of electron will have higher electron affinity. It will also acquire a extra negative charge due to gain of electrons.

  4. Photon336
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    @rvc thanks, ok so if it's a neutral atoms ability to gain an electron, more electronegative atoms would have a higher electron affinity?

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    yep

  6. Photon336
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    @rvc so as we go from left to right across a period Electron affinity increases, would this mean more negative EA values?

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    Metals wont have high electronegativity because they tend to lose electron

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    *electron affinity

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    yes @Photon336

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    the latter part im not sure but yes it increases from left to right

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