Science questions not covered in Chem 14A and 14B. Try to limit questions to chemistry (inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, environmental chemistry).
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Ionization energy is the amount of energy required to remove an electron from an atom, while electron affinity is the degree to which an atom wants to keep its electrons. They have the same trends because a more electronegative element/atom (such as oxygen) has a stronger hold for electrons (electron affinity) and thus requires more energy to remove electrons from them (ionization energy).
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