electron affinity and electronegativity

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Anisha Chandra 1K
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electron affinity and electronegativity

Postby Anisha Chandra 1K » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:51 pm

What are the similarities and differences between electron affinity and electronegativity?

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Re: electron affinity and electronegativity

Postby xenamclean_1G » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:08 pm

Electron affinity measures the energy released when an electron adds to a gaseous atom while Electronegativity, is the tendency of an atom to attract toward itself the electron density in a shared bond. EA is measured in Joules per mole.

Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D
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Re: electron affinity and electronegativity

Postby Cassidy Kohlenberger 3D » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:23 pm

Electronegativity describes the tendency of an atom to attract a shared pair of electrons. Electron affinity, simply put, is how badly an element "wants" an electron to make it more stable. They can both be followed by the same trend: they increase going up groups and right across periods.


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