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Electron Affinity

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:42 pm
by Tasnia Haider 1E
Do all half-filled subshelled atoms always have a higher electron affinity than the atom right next to them because they are more stable? For example, carbon has a higher electron affinity than nitrogen. Does this also correspond with phosphorus and sulfur?

Re: Electron Affinity

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:44 pm
by Chem_Mod
Yes, this is the case. This is because they always want paired electrons.

Re: Electron Affinity

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:15 pm
by Rita Dang 3D
Since Phosphorus is a half-filled subshelled atom (already in its stable state), Sulfur has a greater electron affinity than Phosphorus right?

Re: Electron Affinity

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:52 pm
by Chem_Mod
Yes, this would be true.

Re: Electron Affinity

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:07 am
by Michelle Dong 1F
Does silicon also have a higher electron affinity than phosphorus because phosphorus is already in its stable half-filled subshell? Does this mean that the elements with stable, half-filled subshells always have lower electron affinity levels than the elements next to them due to them already being stable?

Re: Electron Affinity  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:35 pm
by Chem_Mod
This is also true.