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Ch.6 Chemical Reactions & Quantities
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Electron Affinity is the energy released from the addition of an electron to a gaseous atom or ion.

Electron Affinity

Concept #1: Electron Affinity

Concept #2: Periodic Trend

Generally, electron affinity increases moving from left to right across a period and going up a group.

Example #1: Which of the following halogens will release the most energy with the addition of an electron?

Practice: Determine which atom in the following set has the largest electron affinity: N, O, C, B, Ne

a) N                              b) O                             c) C                              d) B                              e) Ne

Practice: Rank the following elements in order of increasing electron affinity: Cs, Hg, F, S

Practice: Which one of the following atoms has the least tendency to gain another electron?

Practice: Arrange the following elements from greatest to least tendency to accept an electron: F, Li, C, O, Be