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electron affinity

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:23 am
by aaronharouni
Does the electron affinity trend apply to the noble gasses?

Re: electron affinity

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:03 am
by Andrew Sun 1I
I would assume no, as they already have filled orbitals.

Re: electron affinity

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:05 am
by tierra parker 1J
no because electron affinity is the energy released when an electron is added but since the noble gases have fulled valence shells it requires energy to add an electron so the elements with the highest electron affinity are in the top of group 17.